Med Clin North Am. 2013 Jul;97(4):647-66
Authors: Ash SY, Sheffield JV
Pneumococcus is one of the most common bacterial pathogens encountered in medicine. This article summarizes the risk factors, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of the spectrum of disease caused by pneumococcus with particular emphasis on antibiotic resistance as well as immunization. This information is useful for physicians caring for patients both as inpatients and outpatients as well as for those concerned with public health and disease prevention.
PMID: 23809718 [PubMed - in process]