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Crowding and other strong predictors of upper respiratory tract carriage of otitis media-related bacteria in Australian aboriginal and non-aboriginal children

Jacoby, Peter; Carville, Kylie; Hall, Gillian; Riley, Thomas; Bowman, Jacinta; Leach, A J; Lehmann, Deborah


Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae is associated with otitis media (OM). Data are limited on risk factors for carriage of these pathogens, particularly for Indigenous populations. We investigated predictors of nasopharyngeal carriage in Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. Methods: Nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected up to 7 times before age 2 years from 100 Aboriginal and 180 non-Aboriginal children....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318217dc6e


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