Bacteriology of Community-Acquired Invasive Disease Found in a Multicountry Prospective, Population-Based, Epidemiological Surveillance for Pneumococcus in Children in Latin America. Artículo académico uri icon


  • Several bacteria cause community-acquired invasive bacterial disease in children; many are vaccine preventable. Knowledge of pathogens causing community-acquired invasive bacterial disease is important when selecting antimicrobial therapy and implementing vaccine prevention strategies. We describe bacteriology of community-acquired invasive disease observed among 31,641 blood and sterile fluid cultures from children aged 28 days to 36 months in 3 Latin American countries over 2 years.

fecha de publicación

  • 2012