PCV7 effective in children with sickle cell disease

Dickinson, Cara
March 2008
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p8
The article discusses research being done on the effectiveness of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children with sickle cell disease in the first decade of life. It references a study by T. Adamkiewicz et al published in "Pediatrics." The study revealed that prior to PCV7 licensure, 63% of invasive pneumococcal disease cases with PCV7 serotype isolates were penicillin-nonsusceptible.


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