Serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains isolated from blood and cerebrospinal fluid in Sweden

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
L BurmanJ Henrichsen

Abstract

215 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from blood or cerebrospinal fluid at 3 different laboratories in Sweden were serotyped by coagglutination and subtyped by the capsular reaction test. 78% of the strains belonged to serotypes which are included in or completely cross-immunogenic with serotypes included in the 14-valent vaccine while serotypes included in the 23-valent vaccine covered 89% of the isolates. Types 7F, 14 and 33F, which cannot be detected by counterimmunoelectrophoresis constituted 19% of all strains.

Citations

Aug 18, 1999·The American Journal of Medicine·A Ortqvist
Mar 17, 2007·Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases·Erik BackhausKerstin Andersson
Jan 1, 1994·Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases·P KragsbjergP Olcén
Nov 18, 2008·Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases·Birger TrollforsHelle Bossen Konradsen

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