Longitudinal colonisation by Streptococcus pneumoniae and nasopharyngeal microbial interactions in health and disease: a South African birth cohort study

Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is the most common cause of childhood pneumonia. Nasopharyngeal (NP) colonization by the pneumococcus is a necessary first step in the pathogenesis of pneumonia and yet the dynamic nature of pneumococcal colonization remains incompletely understood. In chi...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Dube, Felix Sizwe
Other Authors: Mulder, Nicola
Format: Doctoral Thesis
Published: University of Cape Town 2016
Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20649