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Pneumococcal Vaccine Failure in a Splenectomized Child

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

A. Koren
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics and Bacteriology Laboratory, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
Z. Efrati
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics and Bacteriology Laboratory, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
J. Algazi
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics and Bacteriology Laboratory, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
E. Katzuni
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics and Bacteriology Laboratory, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
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