Pediatric Pneumococcal Infections Treatment & Management

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Meera Varman, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Antibiotic therapy (see Medication) and supportive care are indicated.

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Consultations

Children with septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, subdural effusion with meningitis, mastoiditis, or other unusual invasive infections require appropriate surgical consultation.

A specialist in pediatric infectious diseases should be consulted when treating children with complicated pneumococcal infections or invasive pneumococcal disease caused by drug-resistant S pneumoniae.

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