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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Wierenga, Klaas J. ; Moosdeen, Faridah; Thomas, S; Serjeant, Graham R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Medical Research Council Laboratories (Sickle Cell); Microbiology
Article Title
Penicillin resistant streptococcus pneumoniae in a Jamaican patient with homozygous sickle cell disease.
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
45
Issue ID
3
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95-6
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Abstract
Penicillin prophylaxis against infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae is now routine in young children with homozygous sickle-cell (SS) disease and the emergence of penicillin-resistant strains is a serious clinical concern. The first death associated with such resistance in a Jamaican child with SS disease is reported.
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