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Title: [Trends in pneumococcal infections in Belgium from 1986 to 1991]
Authors: Ducoffre, G ×
Walckiers, D
Glupczynski, Y
Verbist, Ludo
Verhaegen, Jan
Yourassowsky, E #
Issue Date: Jan-1993
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:48 issue:3 pages:148-55
Abstract: Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most frequent causes of pneumonia, meningitis, and otitis media. Persons at high risk are young children, elderly, and individuals with immunodeficiency or with an underlying disease. Thanks to a network ot 111 laboratories spread all over Belgium, the evolution of the number of deep isolates of S. pneumoniae has been followed from 1986 to 1991: the recorded frequency increased with a mean number of isolations per laboratory and per year rising from 3.6 in 1986 to 6.2 in 1991. The objectives of this paper are to study the evolution of age and sex distribution of the patients, and of the origin of the isolates, and to propose solutions for slowing down this evolution.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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