Fast Five Quiz: Pediatric Pneumococcal Infections

Jocelyn Y. Ang, MD


September 08, 2021

Approximately 30% of children have at least one episode of pneumococcal otitis media by 3 years of age. Pneumococci cause approximately 40% of cases of otitis media. Pneumococcal otitis media is usually treated with high-dose amoxicillin for 5-10 days.

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