oa Professional Nursing Today - Prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease : vaccines

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Pneumococcal disease is caused by infection with , also known as pneumococcus, a Gram-positive, encapsulated, lancet-shaped, coccus bacterial cell, usually occurring in pairs (diplococci). Based on differences in the composition of the capsule, there are more than 90 different seroptypes of pneumococci.

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