1106 Modeling of nasopharyngeal acquisition as a function of anti-capsular serum antibody concentrations and of ethnicity after vaccination with pneumococcal conj... Academic Article uri icon


  • Background. Despite widespread vaccination, Streptococcus pneumoniae (SPN) continues to cause invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), particularly in the immunocompromised. Current recommendations in the United States target the immunocompromised for use of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine. We examined the impact of chronic kidney disease on the development of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Methods. Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) is an integrated health care plan serving approximately 3.3 …

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  • December 1, 2014