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Pneumococcal carriage at age 2 months is associated with growth deficits at age 6 months among infants in South India

Authored by: Coles, C.L., Rahmathullah, L., Kanungo, R., et al

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Key Idea

In a study conducted in Southern India, Pneumococcal carriage at age 2 months was associated with a 3-fold risk of stunting and decreased weight, length, and length-for-age by 6 months of age. Pneumococcal carriage at 4 months of age did not affect growth.

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Coles, C.L., Rahmathullah, L., Kanungo, R., et al 2012. Pneumococcal carriage at age 2 months is associated with growth deficits at age 6 months among infants in South India. Journal of Nutrition. 142(6):1088-94.