Seasonality of both bacteremic and nonbacteremic pneumonia coincides with viral lower respiratory tract infections in early childhood, in contrast to nonpneumonia invasive pneumococcal disease, in the pre-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era

Shalom Ben-Shimol, David Greenberg, Guy Hazan, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Noga Givon-Lavi, Ron Dagan

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Abstract

We assessed the seasonality of viral lower respiratory tract infections (V-LRI), bacteremic pneumonia, nonbacteremic pneumonia and nonpneumonia invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) in the pre-PCV era. Both bacteremic and nonbacteremic pneumonia seasonality peaked in winter, coinciding with V-LRI seasonality, whereas non-pneumonia IPD peaked in autumn before V-LRI increase, suggesting different pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1384-1387
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteremic pneumonia
  • Invasive pneumococcal diseases
  • Seasonality
  • Viral lower respiratory infections

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