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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-81

Pneumococcal infections and immunization in diabetic patients


1 Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre & Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India
2 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
3 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
4 Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology, New Delhi, India

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V Mohan
Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre & Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.74299

PMID: 21206113

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India is today facing a diabetes epidemic and has the maximum number of patients with diabetes in the world. People with diabetes are more prone to develop all types of infections. Pneumococcal infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality, and people with diabetes are more prone to develop pneumococcal infections. With the availability of the pneumococcal vaccine, most international organizations now recommend that people with diabetes should be vaccinated against pneumococcal disease. This article tries to provide a balanced review of the place of pneumococcal vaccination in Indian diabetic patients.






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