Pneumococcus adapts to the sickle cell host

Tim J Mitchell, Andrea M Mitchell

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Abstract

Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) have significantly increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Carter et al. (2014) report that pneumococcal strains from SCD children have genetic mutations associated with the unique SCD environment, which need to be considered in developing new vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-523
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host & Microbe
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Female
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumococcal Infections
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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