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International prevalence and risk factors evaluation for Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia.

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Summary of "International prevalence and risk factors evaluation for Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia."

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequent bacterial pathogen isolated in subjects with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) worldwide. Limited data are available regarding the current global burden and risk factors associated with drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (DRSP) in CAP subjects. We assessed the multinational prevalence and risk factors for DRSP-CAP in a multinational point-prevalence study.

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Name: The Journal of infection
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