A Retrospective Epidemiological Study on Pneumococcal Infection in Children in Ministry of Health Hospital at EHSA Region in the Eastern Province
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||serotypes and resistance|
|Sponsor||King Saud University|
|Start date||February 2009|
|End date||October 2009|
|Trial size||300 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00844467, king Saud university|
The purpose of this study is to establish retrospectively the incidence rates of invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged less than 5 years. The investigators allocate the El Hasa region for the study because it has higher incidence of sickle cell anemia. The study will include data from 2003 to 2007(before introduction of the vaccine) and then for 2008 and 2009 (after introduction of the vaccine).
Male or female participants from 3 months up to 5 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Invasive pneumococcal disease - Children under 5 years - Children lived in Elhasa region Exclusion Criteria: - Children above 5 years - No invasive pneumococcal disease
|Official title||Serotyping of Pneumococci|
|Description||Data will be collected from patents files or records for 5 years before the introduction of the vaccine and for 2 years after the introduction of the vaccine. We assigned 4 doctors in each hospital to carry and supervise the work.|
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