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Risk of pneumonia and pneumococcal disease in people hospitalized with diabetes mellitus: English record-linkage studies

Abstract:

Background: The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is higher in people with diabetes mellitus than those without. People with diabetes should be considered for routine pneumococcal immunization. This policy has been in place in England for more than a decade. We aimed to estimate, at the population level, the current scale of excess risk of pneumococcal disease in patients with diabetes, and whether the risks have decreased in recent years with the introduction of a pneumococcal vaccine. M...

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10.1111/dme.12260

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Seminog, OO More by this author
Goldacre, MJ More by this author
Journal:
Diabetic Medicine
Volume:
30
Issue:
12
Pages:
1412-1419
Publication date:
2013-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5491
ISSN:
0742-3071
URN:
uuid:852784ae-25d8-49e8-9d63-8006339548a0
Source identifiers:
441027
Local pid:
pubs:441027
Language:
English

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