How much has PCV reduced radiographic pneumonia?

Burke, Michael G.
March 2009
Contemporary Pediatrics;Mar2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p42
The article discusses research on the use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to lessen incidence of radiographic pneumonia. It references a study by M. S. Rutman et al, published in a 2009 issue of "Pediatric Emergency Care." According to the study involving 889 young highly febrile children with leukocytosis, only 18 percent of those given PCV developed radiologic pneumonia.


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