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Research Article

Pneumococcal Serotypes and Mortality following Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: A Population-Based Cohort Study

  • Zitta B. Harboe mail,

    zit@ssi.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Reimar W. Thomsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg

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  • Anders Riis,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg

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  • Palle Valentiner-Branth,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Jens Jørgen Christensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Lotte Lambertsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Karen A. Krogfelt,

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Helle B. Konradsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen

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  • Thomas L. Benfield

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research Centre, Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

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  • Published: May 26, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000081

About the Authors

Zitta B. Harboe, Jens Jørgen Christensen, Lotte Lambertsen, Karen A. Krogfelt, Helle B. Konradsen
Department of Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
Reimar W. Thomsen, Anders Riis
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg
Palle Valentiner-Branth
Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
Thomas L. Benfield
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research Centre, Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen
Thomas L. Benfield
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Corresponding Author

Email: zit@ssi.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ZBH RWT AR PVB JJC LL KAK HBK TLB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ZBH RWT AR PVB JJC LL KAK HBK TLB. Designed the experiments/the study: ZBH RWT PVB TLB. Analyzed the data: ZBH AR TLB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: ZBH LL. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ZBH TLB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ZBH RWT AR PVB JJC LL KAK HBK TLB.