Disease burden and etiologic distribution of community-acquired pneumonia in adults: Evolving epidemiology in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines

Jung Yeon Heo, Joon Young Song

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    Abstract

    Pneumonia is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in old adults. The incidence and etiologic distribution of community-acquired pneumonia is variable both geographically and temporally, and epidemiology might evolve with the change of population characteristics and vaccine uptake rates. With the increasing prevalence of chronic medical conditions, a wide spectrum of healthcare-associated pneumonia could also affect the epidemiology of community-acquired pneumonia. Here, we provide an overview of the epidemiological changes associated with community-acquired pneumonia over the decades since pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-300
    Number of pages14
    JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
    Volume50
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1

    Keywords

    • Epidemiology
    • Incidence
    • Mortality
    • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    • Pneumonia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pharmacology (medical)

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