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Volume 24, Number 7—July 2018

Pediatric Complicated Pneumonia Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 3 in 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccinees, Portugal, 2010–2015

Catarina Silva-Costa, Maria João Brito, Marcos D. Pinho, Ana Friães, Sandra I. Aguiar1, M. RamirezComments to Author , Jose Melo-Cristino, on behalf of the Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infectionsthe Portuguese Study Group of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
Author affiliations: Instituto de Microbiologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (C. Silva-Costa, M.D. Pinho, A. Friães, S.I. Aguiar, M. Ramirez, J. Melo-Cristino); Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon (M.J. Brito)

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Table 2

Number of requests for laboratory testing and confirmed positive cases of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in children, Portugal, 2010–2015*

Cases and requests
Positive for S. pneumoniae 29 18 19 18 10 15 109
Negative for S. pneumoniae 2 3 8 10 6 14 43
Requests 31 21 27 28 16 29 152

*Among the cases are 17 for which pneumococci were cultured from pleural fluid (2010, n = 5; 2011, n = 3; 2012, n = 2; 2013, n = 3; 2014, n = 0; and 2015, n = 4).

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1Current affiliation: Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal (CIISA), Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

2Members of the group are listed at the end of this article.

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