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Etiology of pneumonia in children in the absence of pneumococcal and antihaemophilus vaccines.
Roum Arch Microbiol Immunol. 2012 Jan-Mar; 71(1):48-52.RA

Abstract

Childhood pneumonia represents an important pathology, a cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Our study aims to determine etiology of pneumonia in hospitalized children using several laboratory methods. We performed a prospective study that enrolled 560 children age 1 up to 18 years old all diagnosed with pneumonia by clinical and radiological features. We applied various laboratory methods (serologic, bacteriologic: bronchial aspirate, sputum, pleural effusion and blood culture) in order to identify a pathogen agent that caused pneumonia. Statistics used Statistical Package for Social Science. An etiology was established in 68.92% of all cases included in the study, as follows: in 33.93% viral etiology, in 25.13% we identified Streptococcus pneumoniae, in 20.2% Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae in 8.29%, Staphylococcus aureus in 7.51%, Haemophilus influenzae in 4.92%. Mixed bacterial and viral infection was identified in 4.40% of all cases. A potential causative agent of childhood pneumonia was determined in most cases, S. pneumoniae being the main agent involved in community acquired childhood pneumonia in our country.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics II, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22838220

Citation

Sur, Genel, et al. "Etiology of Pneumonia in Children in the Absence of Pneumococcal and Antihaemophilus Vaccines." Roumanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology, vol. 71, no. 1, 2012, pp. 48-52.
Sur G, Kudor-Szabadi L, Vidrean V, et al. Etiology of pneumonia in children in the absence of pneumococcal and antihaemophilus vaccines. Roum Arch Microbiol Immunol. 2012;71(1):48-52.
Sur, G., Kudor-Szabadi, L., Vidrean, V., & Samaşca, G. (2012). Etiology of pneumonia in children in the absence of pneumococcal and antihaemophilus vaccines. Roumanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology, 71(1), 48-52.
Sur G, et al. Etiology of Pneumonia in Children in the Absence of Pneumococcal and Antihaemophilus Vaccines. Roum Arch Microbiol Immunol. 2012 Jan-Mar;71(1):48-52. PubMed PMID: 22838220.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Etiology of pneumonia in children in the absence of pneumococcal and antihaemophilus vaccines. AU - Sur,Genel, AU - Kudor-Szabadi,Liana, AU - Vidrean,Viorica, AU - Samaşca,Gabriel, PY - 2012/7/31/entrez PY - 2012/7/31/pubmed PY - 2012/8/22/medline SP - 48 EP - 52 JF - Roumanian archives of microbiology and immunology JO - Roum Arch Microbiol Immunol VL - 71 IS - 1 N2 - Childhood pneumonia represents an important pathology, a cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Our study aims to determine etiology of pneumonia in hospitalized children using several laboratory methods. We performed a prospective study that enrolled 560 children age 1 up to 18 years old all diagnosed with pneumonia by clinical and radiological features. We applied various laboratory methods (serologic, bacteriologic: bronchial aspirate, sputum, pleural effusion and blood culture) in order to identify a pathogen agent that caused pneumonia. Statistics used Statistical Package for Social Science. An etiology was established in 68.92% of all cases included in the study, as follows: in 33.93% viral etiology, in 25.13% we identified Streptococcus pneumoniae, in 20.2% Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae in 8.29%, Staphylococcus aureus in 7.51%, Haemophilus influenzae in 4.92%. Mixed bacterial and viral infection was identified in 4.40% of all cases. A potential causative agent of childhood pneumonia was determined in most cases, S. pneumoniae being the main agent involved in community acquired childhood pneumonia in our country. SN - 1222-3891 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22838220/Etiology_of_pneumonia_in_children_in_the_absence_of_pneumococcal_and_antihaemophilus_vaccines_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/pneumonia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -