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de St Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin MR
Persistent sex disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era.
The authors examined sex differences in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and trends after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). They concluded that rates of IPD were generally higher in male than in female subjects.
Citation: de St Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin MR . Persistent sex disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era. J Infect Dis 2016 Sep 01;214(5):792-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw222.
Keywords: Pneumonia, Sex Factors, Vaccination, Prevention