Invasive pneumococcal disease in infants younger than 90 days before and after introduction of PCV7

Liset Olarte, Krow Ampofo, Chris Stockmann, Edward O. Mason, Judy A. Daly, Andrew T. Pavia, Carrie L. Byington

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Introduction of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) changed the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). We evaluated the changes that occurred after PCV7 introduction among Utah infants aged 1 to 90 days, too young to be fully immunized. METHODS: We identified children <18 years with culture-confirmed IPD from 1997-2010. We analyzed demographic, clinical, and serotype data for infants aged 1-90 days. The pre- and post-vaccine introduction periods spanned 1997-2000 and 2001-2010, respectively. RESULTS: Of 513 children with IPD, 36 were 1 to 90 days and accounted for 7% of IPD cases in both the pre- and post-vaccine introduction period. The pre-vaccine IPD incidence rate was 5.0 per 100 000 live births, and was unchanged in the post-vaccine introduction period. IPD caused by PCV7 serotypes decreased by 74% (from 2.2 to 0.58 per 100 000), whereas non-vaccine serotype IPD increased by 57% (from 2.8 to 4.4 per 100 000). Sixteen infants (44%) required intensive care, and 3 (8%) died. Bacteremia without focus (56%) and meningitis (44%) were the predominant syndromes in the pre- and post-vaccine introduction periods, respectively. In the post-vaccine introduction period, serotype 7F was the most common serotype among infants and was responsible for 50% of meningitis. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of IPD in Utah infants aged 1 to 90 days caused by PCV7 serotypes decreased after PCV7 introduction, but overall incidence was unchanged. In the post-vaccine introduction period, serotype 7F predominated in this age group and was associated with meningitis. Pediatrics 2013;132:e17-e24.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e17-e24
JournalPediatrics
Volume132
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Infant
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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