Journal article

Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children under five years of age prior to pneumococcal vaccine introduction in Southeast Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2001-2019).

Wa Ode Dwi Daningrat, Hafsah Amalia, Ira Marti Ayu, Catherine Satzke, Dodi Safari

J Microbiol Immunol Infect | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


A number of pneumococcal carriage studies in children have been conducted in recent years. However, summary data of carriage prevalence and serotype distribution from South East Asia Region (SEAR) are limited. This may lead to the misconception that Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine-types are uncommon in the region. Systematic reviews of pneumococcal carriage and the distribution of serotypes are critically important for evidence-based decision-making. We aimed to summarize published data on the serotype prevalence of S. pneumoniae carried in the nasopharynx of children under 5 years of age in SEAR. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis for relevant studies on S. pneumoniae carri..

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