According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections with Streptococcus pneumoniae account for more deaths than any other cause worldwide and are the leading global cause of pneumonia mortality. S pneumoniae is also the most common cause of bacteremia, bacterial meningitis, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and otitis media and is an important cause of endocarditis, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, septic arthritis, and sinusitis.
Given how common pneumococcal infections are, are you up-to-date on recent research on them and their treatment? Test yourself with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Rapid Review Quiz: Pneumococcal Infections - Medscape - Mar 11, 2022.