Tag Archives: Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes lesions in the heart. Continue reading

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No bacterium is an island

Streptococcus pneumoniae has an unusual enzyme that protects foreign DNA taken up during transformation, allowing exchange of pathogenicity islands. Continue reading

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Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes and vaccine formulations

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading bacterial cause of pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in children, which together comprise more than 25% of the 10 million deaths estimated to have occurred in 2000 in children under 5 years of age, and preventable … Continue reading

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Specific pneumococcus serotypes associated with increased mortality

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide despite the availability of antibiotic therapy and vaccines. Developing countries bear the major burden of IPD along with significantly higher rates of death and disability. The introduction … Continue reading

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