Navigation Links
Pneumococcal disease: More cases but fewer deaths
Date:5/7/2012

The vaccine given to children to immunise against serious pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, finding that the number of cases diagnosed has tripled over the past 50 years.

Each year an estimated 1 million children worldwide die as a result of pneumococcal disease. Worst affected are those in poor countries, but pneumococcal bacteria cause disease and suffering in all age groups and in all countries, including Sweden.

There are currently two types of active vaccine: polysaccharide vaccines, which protect against more types of pneumococcal bacteria but cannot be given to children under the age of two, and conjugated vaccines, which can be given to infants but protect against fewer types.

In his thesis, Erik Backhaus, infection specialist at Skvde Hospital and doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy, looks at all cases of serious pneumococcal disease in children and adults in the Vstra Gtaland region of Sweden between 1998 and 2001. His studies show that the latest conjugated vaccines theoretically offer protection against around 70% of infections. "But around 95% of infections are caused by serotypes covered by the polysaccharide vaccine," says Backhaus. "This vaccine cannot be administered to children under two years of age, which means that it cannot be used in those who need it most."

Risk of death is age-related

In the worst case, the bacteria cause serious disease from which around 10% of patients die within a month of diagnosis. Erik Backhaus shows in his thesis that the risk of dying depends partly on age and partly on underlying medical conditions, but also that the risk is higher for men than women. Interestingly there are also geographical variations: fewer serious pneumococcal infections are diagnosed in the over-80s in the Gothenburg area than in other parts of the Vst
'/>"/>

Contact: Erik Backhaus
erik.backhaus@vgregion.se
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids
2. GSK Joins Global Vaccine Alliance to Help Prevent Millions of Children from Contracting Pneumococcal Disease in the Worlds Poorest Countries
3. Young Kids to Benefit From Broader Pneumococcal Vaccine
4. Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study
5. Northeast U.S. Should Brace for Spike in Lyme Disease: Expert
6. Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study
7. Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Rare Bone Disease: Study
8. Physiology of cardiovascular disease: Gender disparities
9. Alzheimers disease: The first prevention study of its kind
10. Braunwalds Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine comes to the app store
11. Millions Dont Get Meds for Serious Artery Disease: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pneumococcal disease: More cases but fewer deaths
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com’s new collection of 2015 ... total of 1,000 new designs in this collection, and ... 2015. , AngelWeddingDress.com promises to provide the ... wardrobe essentials while many fashion trends come and go. ... service team at AngelWeddingDress.com is ready to assist. ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... AlignLife of Norton Shores is ... the same time helping people get their health back. ... committed to serving those persons in Muskegon County who are ... the quality of life. Dr. Michael Rykse wanted to do ... local community and he knew he found that when he ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 Theme ... announced a new intro plugin for Final Cut Pro ... pictures, videos, logos, and more with absolute ease.” Said ... our users the tools needed to easily animate their ... Final Cut Pro X users to animate pictures, videos, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... BambooIndustry.com is a professional company offering ... has recently shown its new engineered bamboo flooring collection, ... flooring models. , BambooIndustry.com’s customers come from many countries ... According to the CEO of the company, the global ... the past few years, and the demand for eco-friendly ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Dress company LunaDress has recently announced its 2015 ... offering big discounts on all of its special occasion dresses ... own a perfect wedding gown. If you have no idea ... to LunaDress. Many different wedding dress styles and our dress ... and enjoy the current special offer, up to 80% off," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2015 Spring Wedding Dresses From AngelWeddingDress Just Released 2Health News:AlignLife of Norton Shores Makes a Brighter Christmas for Kids in Muskegon 2Health News:Announcing a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ProMotion from Pixel Film Studios. 2Health News:BammbooIndustry.com: Big Discounts On All Kinds Of Bamboo Flooring Collections 2Health News:2015 Collection of Wedding Dresses from LunaDress Online on Sale Now 2
... have not given enough weight to the potential health effects, ... the House of Lords threw out government proposals to build ... build 16 other casinos around the country. This decision reflects ... in the UK, but the health dimension of the debate ...
... most dental patients with heart disease do not ... endocarditis (IE), a rare// , but life-threatening heart ... American Heart Association (AHA) with input from the ... recommended for patients at greatest risk of negative ...
... A US-based team, with two Indians on board, has ... competition to develop a device to facilitate// cervical cancer ... ,The device, cerviScope, is a portable colposcope - an ... of the cervix, that will cost roughly 95 percent ...
... treatment, can also stop excessive sweat, German doctors report. It ... sweating//. ,Botox, the magic toxin, can apparently be ... be used to curb excessive sweating, German doctors have found. ... toxin. The toxin blocks the transmission of acetylcholine from the ...
... of the adults suffer from chronic cough causing them ... of the leading reasons that leads for consultation// with ... plays an important role in the body’s defense system ... bodies,” note the authors. “However, in some patients cough ...
... exposed to family turmoil, violence, noise, poor housing or ... than other young people. ,However, when they ... negative physiological changes, reports a new study from Cornell. ... the cardiovascular systems of youths who are exposed to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Effects of Casinos Have Been Ignored: Experts 2Health News:Most Heart Patients Do Not Need Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures 2Health News:Two Indians on Team to Battle Cervical Cancer 2Health News:Right Treatment Could Cure Chronic Cough 2Health News:Adolescents Exposed to Family Turmoil and Violence Face Stress-related Problems 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , December 17, 2014 ... nothing less than a hub of information concerning the biopharmaceutical ... A further addition to the recently launched institutional ... and has now been enriched by a new chapter in ... A richly detailed and panoramic hub on the ...
(Date:12/17/2014)...  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII ... and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical ... in its first Phase 2a study, RXI-109-1301.  The ... 1-month findings that were reported in September of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , , , ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Registreer nu via  http://bit.ly/ag8Sypm14de ... Februar sind alle akkreditierten pharmazeutischen Patientenversorgungsakten-Firmen (PMR) ... PROGRAMM ™ 2015 in Amsterdam ... Tagung soll dazu beitragen, der Aegate PMR ... profitablen Unternehmensdienstleistungen, die für Apotheken und die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5Symposium über Aegates Ecosystem-Partner-Programm für sichere Medikamente vom 19. - 20. Februar 2015 in Amsterdam 2
... 2010 AstraZeneca (NYSE: ... it will discontinue the development of CERTRIAD™ (rosuvastatin calcium and ... mixed dyslipidemia. This means the co-development and license agreement with ... A Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the CERTRIAD New Drug ...
... Inc (NYSE: PFE ) today announced that ... States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European ... 13®* (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) to ... prevention of pneumococcal disease caused by the 13 serotypes ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 2Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 3Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 4Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 5
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: