Concurrent Bacteremia Due to Non-vaccine Serotype 24F Pneumococcus in Twins: A Rapid Increase in Serotype 24F-invasive Pneumococcal Disease and its High Invasive Potential.
Kawabata, Toshiaki MD *; Tenokuchi, Yoichi MD *; Yamakuchi, Hiroki MD +; Sameshima, Hirotsugu MD *; Katayama, Hirosuke MD *; Ota, Takeshi MD *; Tokunaga, Masatomo MD *; Takezaki, Tomoko MD *; Tamae, Suehiro MD *; Nakamura, Toru MD *; Chang, Bin MD, PhD ++; Kodama, Yuichi MD, PhD [S]; Imuta, Naoko PhD [P]; Ooka, Tadasuke PhD [P]; Okamoto, Yasuhiro MD [S]; Suga, Shigeru MD, PhD ||; Nishi, Junichiro MD, PhD [P]
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
39(1):85-87, January 2020.
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Although concurrent bacteremia in siblings is rare, serotype 24F Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from the blood of twin 1-year-old girls within a 3-day interval, supporting the high invasive potential of this serotype. As the prevalence of childhood serotype 24F-invasive pneumococcal diseases increases in Europe and the Western Pacific Region, investigation and surveillance of this serotype are necessary.
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