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Etiology of Invasive bacterial infections in immunocompetent children in Korea(1996-2005): A retrospective multicenter study

Authors
 Joon-Ho Lee  ;  Hye Kyung Cho  ;  Kyung-Hyo Kim  ;  Chang Hwi Kim  ;  Dong Soo Kim  ;  Kwang Nam Kim  ;  Sung-Ho Cha  ;  Sung Hee Oh  ;  Jae Kyun Hur  ;  Jin Han Kang  ;  Jong Hyun Kim  ;  Yun-Kyung Kim  ;  Young Jin Hong  ;  Eun Hee Chung  ;  Soo-Eun Park  ;  Young Youn Choi  ;  Jung Soo Kim  ;  Hwang Min Kim  ;  Eun Hwa Choi  ;  Hoan Jong Lee 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.26(2) : 174-183, 2011 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Adolescent ; Bacteria/pathogenicity* ; Bacterial Infections/etiology* ; Bacterial Infections/microbiology* ; Bacterial Infections/mortality ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Humans ; Infant ; Republic of Korea ; Retrospective Studies
Keywords
Bacteremia ; Bacterial Infections ; Epidemiology ; Meningitis ; Staphylococcus aureus ; Streptococcus agalactiae ; Streptococcus pneumonia
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to identify the major etiological agents responsible for invasive bacterial infections in immunocompetent Korean children. We retrospectively surveyed invasive bacterial infections in immunocompetent children caused by eight major pediatric bacteria, namely Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella species that were diagnosed at 18 university hospitals from 1996 to 2005. A total of 768 cases were identified. S. agalactiae (48.1%) and S. aureus (37.2%) were the most common pathogens in infants younger than 3 months. S. agalactiae was a common cause of meningitis (73.0%), bacteremia without localization (34.0%), and arthritis (50%) in this age group. S. pneumoniae (45.3%) and H. influenzae (20.4%) were common in children aged 3 months to 5 yr. S. pneumoniae was a common cause of meningitis (41.6%), bacteremia without localization (40.0%), and bacteremic pneumonia (74.1%) in this age group. S. aureus (50.6%), Salmonella species (16.9%), and S. pneumoniae (16.3%) were common in older children. A significant decline in H. influenzae infections over the last 10 yr was noted. S. agalactiae, S. pneumoniae, and S. aureus are important pathogens responsible for invasive bacterial infections in Korean children.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2011.26.2.174
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아청소년과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Dong Soo(김동수)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95449
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