Determination of Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Response to the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine in Children with Recurrent Infections

In asymptomatic patients, nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae plays an important role in pneumococcal transmission and usually precedes invasive pneumococcal illness (IPD). The impact of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal carriage on pneumococcal vaccine antibody response…