Meningitis Due to Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 24A in a Child Vaccinated with 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine


Akturk H., Akoglu H. A. , Oksuz L. , Gurler N. , Yalcin E. U. , Hacifazlioglu N. E. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, cilt.13, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5578/ced.67613
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION

Özet

The introduction of conjugated pneumococcal vaccines into routine vaccination schedules resulted in a reduction in invasive pneumococcal disease due to vaccine strains. However, invasive pneumococcal diseases caused by non-vaccine strains have increased. Here, we present a fully vaccinated child with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, who suffered from meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 24A, a non-vaccine and very rare serotype. Longitudinal pneumococcal surveillance is important in monitorization of vaccine coverage and effectiveness and guidance for future vaccination programmes.