Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 19A in Children, South Korea
Eun Hwa Choi*†, So Hee Kim*, Byung Wook Eun*, Sun Jung Kim†, Nam Hee Kim‡, Hoan Jong Lee*¶ , and Jina Lee§
Author affiliations: *Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; †Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea; ‡Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, South Korea; §Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; ¶Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea;
Figure 2. Distribution of serotypes with regard to 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV7) among 107 pneumococci isolated from children <5 years of age with an invasive pneumococcal infection (IPD) during five 3- or 4-year periods from 1991 through 2006, South Korea. *The observed increase in the proportion of 19A (p = 0.005) and decrease in the proportion of 19F (p = 0.008) among invasive isolates were statistically significant.
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