Deux cas d'infections successives a Streptococcus pneumoniae

Translated title of the contribution: Two cases of successive pneumococcal infections

C. Feger, J. Nguyen, J. Grosset

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Abstract

Two homeless alcoholic patients had Streptococcus pneumoniae successive infections. The first one was admitted to our hospital in May 1988 for a pneumonia caused by a type 1 S. pneumoniae, and in June 1988 for a second pneumonia caused by a type 5 S. pneumoniae. The other patient had a likely pneumococcal pneumonia in May 1988, and a pneumococcal meningitis with pneumonia caused by a type 1 S. pneumoniae in August 1988. The usual pneumococcal infection prophylaxis for patients with predisposing conditions is the vaccination or a long-term antibiotherapy. But this is difficult to lead with this special group of risk patients. Their acute lower respiratory tract infections have to be treated with penicillin in first instance, after the obtention of blood and sputum for culture.

Translated title of the contributionTwo cases of successive pneumococcal infections
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalMedecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Volume20
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990

Keywords

  • 1 and 5 serotypes
  • Pneumococcal antibiotherapy
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
  • S pneumoniae
  • Successive pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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    Feger, C., Nguyen, J., & Grosset, J. (1990). Deux cas d'infections successives a Streptococcus pneumoniae. Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 20(6-7), 269-272.