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Published by C. J. Head & co. in Chicago .
Written in English


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Statementby Robert B. Preble ...
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LC ClassificationsRC771 .P92
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Pagination211 p.
Number of Pages211
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Open LibraryOL6951391M
LC Control Number05004072
OCLC/WorldCa14798056


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Pneumonia and pneumococcus infections by Robert Bruce Preble Download PDF EPUB FB2

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of invasive bacterial infections in children, including febrile bacteremia. Pneumococci also are a common cause of acute otitis media, sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, pleural empyema, and conjunctivitis.

S pneumoniae remains the most common cause of bacterial meningitis and subdural hygromas in infants and. Pneumococcus is the most common cause of bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, and middle ear infections in young children. You have probably heard of pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs.

Many different bacteria, viruses, and even fungi can cause pneumonia. Pneumococcus is one of the most common causes of severe pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) continues to be responsible for massive global morbidity and mortality, causing a broad spectrum of diseases including pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, and otitis media.

Management of pneumococcal disease is being hampered by increasing antibiotic resistance, as well as limited serotype coverage and other shortcomings. Epidemiology. Pneumococcal infections present through the world and are most common during the winter and early spring months. Although S.

pneumoniae pneumonia can occur in all populations, it is more common in patients older than 65 years, younger than 2 years, those who smoke, abuse alcohol, have asthma or COPD, or are overall rate of confirmed S.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Preble, Robert Bruce. Pneumonia and pneumococcus infections. Chicago, C.J. Head & co., (OCoLC) The pneumococcus is the classic Gram-positive extracellular bacterial pathogen. It universally colonizes the nasopharynx and is the major cause of pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis, causing more morbidity and mortality worldwide than any other infection.

Its microbial physiology has revealed the discovery of DNA, the structure and assembly of Cited by: Pneumonia, with special reference to pneumococcus lobar pneumonia: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Pneumonia and Pneumo-Coccus Infections Hardcover – January 1, by Robert B.

Preble (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, "Please retry" — Author: Robert B. Preble. Pneumococcal infections can be serious and may pose greater health risks in very young children whose immune systems are still developing.

Some of these diseases are life threatening in normal children as well as children who have other illnesses or health conditions such as HIV infection, certain cancers (eg, leukemia, lymphoma), sickle cell.

Persons with HIV infection are at substantially increased risk of pneumonia and bacteremia caused by S. pneumoniae. – Among HIV-infected persons, as in the general population, S. pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia. Pneumococcal infections often occur earlier in the course of HIV disease than do other.

INTRODUCTION. Of the approximately four million cases of pneumonia each year in the United States, pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) is the most common agent leading to hospitalization in all age groups [].

(See "Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and microbiology of community-acquired pneumonia in adults".). A general overview of pneumococcal pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic (under aerobic conditions) or beta-hemolytic (under anaerobic conditions), facultative anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus.

They are usually found in pairs and do not form spores and are a significant human pathogenic bacterium S. pneumoniae was recognized as a Class: Bacilli. Two pneumococcal vaccines are available in the United States. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13®) protects against 13 serotypes that cause most of the severe illness in children and adults.

PCV13 is recommended for all children at 2, 4, 6, and 12 through 15File Size: 83KB. Pneumococcus can cause diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis and blood infections. Children aged under 2 years should receive the vaccine. You should consider pneumococcal immunisation if you are aged over 65 years or have certain diseases of the lung, heart, kidney, liver and nervous system.

Abstract. The pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) is a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis worldwide.

In his classic book entitled The Biology of the Pneumococcus published inBenjamin White () listed 19 different names applied to the pneumococcus between andthe year when the 4th edition of Bergey’s Manual (15) approved the designation.

Pneumococcal pneumonia, a kind of pneumonia, can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years of age or older.

In children under age 5, infection with the pneumococcus bacteria results in approximately cases of meningitis and 4, cases of bacteremia or other invasive infection per year.

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It's also known as the pneumonia vaccine. Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill. Pneumococcal infections are caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive, catalase-negative organism commonly referred to as pneumococcus.S pneumoniae is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), bacterial meningitis, bacteremia, and otitis media, as well as an important cause of sinusitis, septic arthritis.

Although exact rates are difficult to determine, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, worldwide, million deaths were caused by pneumococcal disease inwithto 1. Pneumonia with empyema and/or bacteraemia, febrile bacteraemia and meningitis are the commonest manifestations of invasive pneumococcal infection.

Pneumococci are a frequent cause of nonbacteraemic pneumonia. In developing countries, non-bacteraemic pneumonia causes the majority of pneumococcal deaths in children. Middle-ear infections. title = "Pneumococcus, Pneumococcal Disease, and Prevention", abstract = "First isolated in by Pasteur in the saliva of a patient with rabies, Streptococcus pneumoniae (also known as the pneumococcus) has been branded as the {"}captain of the men of death{"} by William Osler, for the nefarious role this organism plays in causing the demise Author: Katherine L.

O'Brien, Meena Ramakrishnan, Adam Finn, Richard Malley, Richard Malley. The collective term invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) refers to pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, and infections of other normally sterile sites with S.

pneumoniae. The World Health Organization estimates that ∼ million people, including up to 1 million children aged Cited by: Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococci) are gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerobic, encapsulated diplococci.

In the US, pneumococcal infection annually causes about 7 million cases of otitis media,cases of pneumonia, 50, cases of sepsis, 3, cases of meningitis, deaths. Pneumonia (lung infection) Many different germs can cause ear infections. Pneumococcus is the most common cause. Middle ear infections usually start a few days after the start of a cold.

Middle ear infections cause ear pain, lack of energy, fussiness, waking up at night, and a lack of appetite. How are pneumococcal infections treated. The pneumococcus is the classic Gram-positive extracellular bacterial pathogen.

It universally colonizes the nasopharynx and is the major cause of pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis, causing more morbidity and mortality worldwide than any other infection. Pneumonia was more prevalent in the American South and some parts of the West (Figure 2), consistent with the known risk factors for pneumonia (poverty, overcrowding, and.

INTRODUCTION. Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) is a common cause of invasive bacterial infection in children and a frequent cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) [].Intermediate or high-level resistance to penicillin has become a significant problem.

Children, particularly those in child care facilities and those receiving frequent courses of antibiotics. * Foreword by Frederick T.

Lord * Preface * Introduction * Causative Organisms in Pneumonia; and Pneumonia not Due to Pneumococci * The Pneumococcus and Type Incidence in Pneumonia * Pathology of Lobar Pneumonia * Aspects of Immunity * Experimental Pneumococcus Infections and Pathogenesis of Lobar Pneumonia * Epidemiology * Measures for the.

This monograph of pages is timely. When pneumonia is destroying annually, in some parts of our country, more lives than tuberculosis, when new facts concerning its diagnosis and pathogenesis are being brought to light, and when confusing, conflicting, muddled and extravagant views are held as to treatment, it is well to have a résumé of the facts brought to.

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a type of bacterial pneumonia that is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (which is also called pneumococcus). It is the most common bacterial pneumonia found in adults, the most common type of community-acquired pneumonia, and one of the common types of pneumococcal estimated number of Americans with Specialty: Pulmonology.

Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose.

Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are. How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. A pneumococcal infection is an infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is also called the pneumococcus. pneumoniae is a common member of the bacterial flora colonizing the nose and throat of 5–10% of healthy adults and 20–40% of healthy children.

However, it is also a cause of significant disease, being a leading cause of pneumonia, Specialty: Respirology, neurology. Pneumonia is a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection of the lungs that causes the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs to fill up with fluid or pus.

Learn about causes, risk factors, prevention, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatments for.

pneumoniae is a common cause of bacterial community-acquired pneumonia, acute otitis, maxillary sinusitis, and severe invasive infections, especially in patients.

Pneumococcus is a bacterium found in the respiratory tract. Many people carry the bacteria in their nose or throat without becoming ill. However, pneumococcus can sometimes cause infections, like pneumonia, for instance. There are many types of pneumococcus.

About forty of them cause infections in humans. They are called ‘pneumococcal. Chapter 25 Pneumococcal anuary 25 Pneumococcal Pneumococcal meningitis NOTIFIABLE The disease Pneumococcal disease is the term used to describe infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus).

pneumoniae is an encapsulated Gram-positive coccus. The capsule is the most importantFile Size: 73KB. STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE. Pneumococcal Disease. pneumoniae (figure 1) is a leading cause of pneumonia in all ages (particularly the young and old), often after "damage" to the upper respiratory tract (e.g.

following viral infection). It also causes middle ear infections (otitis media). The organism often spreads causing bacteremia and. pneumoniae, also known as the pneumococcus, is the most common cause of sepsis and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Severe CAP carries an extensively documented risk for adverse cardiac events, including congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and myocardial infarction.

This chapter reviews some of the major events in the history of Streptococcus pneumoniae—events that have led to our modern understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pneumococcal disease. Manifestations of primary infection involved the respiratory tract, including pneumonia, acute purulent tracheobronchitis, otitis media, and Cited by:.

Sidebar Key Issues. Streptococcus pneumoniae-related infections have a major global impact on healthcare. Between –1 million deaths were attributed to pneumococcal disease among children.Pneumococcal vaccination is a method of preventing a specific type of lung infection that is caused by the pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) are more than 80 different types of pneumococcus bacteria -- 23 of them covered by the vaccine is injected into the body to stimulate the normal immune system to produce antibodies that are .If IPD, like meningitis or bloodstream infections, is suspected, samples of cerebrospinal fluid or blood are collected and sent to a laboratory for testing.

If pneumococcus bacteria are present with invasive disease, they can be grown (cultured). Growing the bacteria in a laboratory is important for: Confirming the presence of bacteria.