Prevalence of pneumococcal serotypes in invasive diseases in southern India

T. Jacob John, Rekha Pai, M. K. Lalitha, Mary V. Jesudason, K. N. Brahmadathan, G. Sridharan, M. C. Steinhoff

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Abstract

Forty two pneumococcal strains obtained in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, from 42 patients with invasive diseases, namely pneumonia, meningitis, or peritonitis were typed. Over one-third of pneumococci in children and nearly half in adults were serotype followed by serogroups/types 5, 6 and 7 which were most common in children and adults taken together. These 4 serogroups/types accounted for 11 (79%) of 14 strains in children and 20 (71%) of 28 strains in adults. The remaining 11 strains belonged to 8 serogroups/types, namely 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Volume104
Issue numberSEPT.
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

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Keywords

  • Meningitis-peritonitis-pneumococcal
  • Pneumoniae
  • Serotypes-pneumonia-streptococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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John, T. J., Pai, R., Lalitha, M. K., Jesudason, M. V., Brahmadathan, K. N., Sridharan, G., & Steinhoff, M. C. (1996). Prevalence of pneumococcal serotypes in invasive diseases in southern India. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 104(SEPT.), 205-207.