An uncommon site of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization leading to recurrent pneumococcal disease

Sendi, Parham; Moser Schaub, Eva Maria; Nirgianakis, Konstantinos; Hathaway, Lucy J; Bittel, Pascal; Goldblatt, David; Streit, Sven (2017). An uncommon site of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization leading to recurrent pneumococcal disease. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 4(1), ofw257. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ofid/ofw257

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Abstract This report describes a case of relapsing pneumococcal peritonitis. The postulated source of infection was vaginal colonization and secondary adherence of pneumococci to an intrauterine contraceptive device. After immunization with a conjugate pneumococcal vaccine, the patient demonstrated protective antibody levels and remained infection free at the 2-year follow-up investigation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of General Practice and Primary Care (BIHAM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > VIM
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham; Moser Schaub, Eva Maria; Nirgianakis, Konstantinos; Hathaway, Lucy Jane; Bittel, Pascal and Streit, Sven

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

2328-8957

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

22 Dec 2016 15:45

Last Modified:

27 Mar 2018 11:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ofid/ofw257

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92150

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92150

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