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A 2-year-old boy is brought to the emergency ...

Polysaccharide protein conjugate vaccine

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submitted by m-ice(124),

This boy has meningitis caused by Strep pneumoniae, the most common cause of infectious meningitis in general. The vaccine for Strep pneumo is a polysaccharide protein conjugate vaccine. The other major bacteria with a vaccine like this is H. influenzae.

usmile1  also the meningococcal vaccine! +  

so I thought in kids/elderly you give the diptheria-toxoid conjugate vaccine and adults you give the polysacc conjugate. why does this kid get the polysacc conjugate?

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