CME/CE: Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease

CME/CE: Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease
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William Schaffner, MD

Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

William Schaffner, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial interests to disclose.

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William Schaffner, MD (click to view)

William Schaffner, MD

Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

William Schaffner, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has no financial interests to disclose.

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.
Readings & Resources (click to view)

de St. Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin M, et al. Persistent sex disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era. J Infect Dis. 2016;214:792-797. Available at http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/214/5/792.abstract.

van Lunzen J, Altfeld M. Sex differences in infectious diseases-common but neglected. J Infect Dis. 2014;209:S79-S80.

Muenchhoff M, Goulder P. Sex differences in pediatric infectious diseases. J Infect Dis. 2014;209:S120-S126.

Pelton S, Weycker D, Farkouh R, et al. Risk of pneumococcal disease in children with chronic medical conditions in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;59:615-623.

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