Serological Characteristics and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolated from Children 0–5 Years of Age in Different Regions of Russia

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2011; 13(2):177-187

Journal article


This article presents results of the study on serotypes distribution of clinical and colonized strains of S. pneumoniae circulated in different regions of Russian Federation in children attended day-care centers and orphanages, and in pediatric patients under 5 years old acute otitis media (AOM), pneumonia or invasive diseases (sepsis, meningitis, ext). During the investigation, we determined that serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 7, 9, 14, 18, 19 and 23 circulated in different regions of Russian Federation, which constituent in 7-, 10- and 13-valent polysaccharide conjugated vaccines. Vaccine coverage is 40569,5%, 43875,2% and 47080,7% (CI = 6.3), respectively. The majority of penicillin-resistant strains of S. pneumoniae pneumococcal serotypes corresponded to vaccinal ones.

0 Abstract
0 Crossref citations