File Jr., Thomas M.
March 2014
Today's Geriatric Medicine;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p34
The article discusses how the burden of pneumococcal disease, with clinical manifestations of pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), including meningitis and bacteremia, can be reduced, particularly in older age groups as IPD remains a leading cause of death in the U.S., as of April 2014. The author states that prevention through vaccination, is the best approach for reduction of pneumococcal disease burden, as it lessens infection severity and limits complications.


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