Infection and Infection Prophylaxis
Infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in SCD. This section covers the majority of common infections encountered in SCD. Infections relating to specific organ systems are also covered in other relevant chapters. Here, we cover invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumococcal prophylaxis, as well as other recommended vaccinations and preventive measures when travelling.
KeywordsInvasive Pneumococcal Disease Pneumococcal Infection Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Pneumococcal Vaccination Oral Penicillin
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