What is Missing?

Mahableshwar S Albur, Benjamin Jeffs, Begonia Bovill

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Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality both in children under 5 years of age and elderly. Recent HPA data1 shows a marked reduction in the rate of cumulative increase of IPD cases after the introduction of conjugate vaccine (PCV7, PrevenarTM). However, estimating the long-term benefits is complex because of the dynamic epidemiology of pneumococcal infections and potential serotype replacement.
IPD in the middle-aged population is not uncommon either. However, one should investigate for an underlying predisposing condition in invasive pneumococcal infections with no obvious underlying co-morbidities.
We present an interesting case of fulminant pneumococcal infection in a 49 year old fit man with no previous co-morbid conditions, where in a rare (but recognized) hematological cause was identified
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2010
EventBritish Society of Haematology - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201021 Apr 2010


ConferenceBritish Society of Haematology
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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