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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXIII/194: 080-085

Title: Vaccination against Streptococcus pneumonia and knowledge about it in the cardiology and general practitioners patients

Authors: Dąbek J., Lepich T., Bonek-Wytrych G., Koj J., Gierek D., Markowski J., Bajor G.

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Vaccination against Streptococcus pneumonia and knowledge about it in the cardiology and general practitioners patients


Dąbek J.1, Lepich T.2, Bonek-Wytrych G.3, Koj J.4, Gierek D.5, Markowski J.6, Bajor G.2

1Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland; 2Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland; 3Silesian Voivodeship Office, Surveillance Division of Health Care System, Poland; 4EGIS Pharmaceuticals PLC, Poland; 5Anaesthaesiology and Intensive Care Ward, Hospital No 7, Poland; 6ENT Clinic of Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a reason of many infectious diseases, from prosy respiratory tract infections to the grave bacterial hematosepsis which often is a cause of patients death. Infection spreads with droplets or sometimes by direct contact. Symptomatic Staphylococcal infections most often unfold as a otitis, sinusitis, broncho-pneumonia and lobal pneumonia or as a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma aggravation or they can be the cause of many other illnesses like: meningitis and encephalitis, endocarditis, epicarditis, peritonitis, arthritis and hematosepsis.
The aim of the study
was to evaluate anti-streptococcal vaccinations and to analyze cardiology patients and General Practitioners patients knowledge about Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Material and methods
. There were 312 Cardiology and General Practitioners patient’s from Outpatients Clinic in Katowice included to the study. Additionally there were national registers analyzed involving anti-streptococcal vaccination and streptococcal infections data from years from 2006 to 2009. Informations about anti-streptococcal vaccination and data evaluating knowledge about streptococcal infections problems were obtained from the poll made especially for this study.
Results
. Results of the study showed, that patient’s knowledge about anti-streptococcal vaccination is very poor. From 312 patients included to the study only 16 were vaccinated and 118 persons had no knowledge about Streptococus pneumoniae. Data from the national registers showed, that in the years 2006–2009 the invasive form of streptococcal infection had similar number of patients – 273 and 274 respectively – in Silesia, 28 and 26 patients respectively.
Conclusions
. The knowledge about anti-streptococcal vaccinations is very poor and a number of people vaccinated small. There is the need to provide more information to rise the number of vaccinated persons, especially in the group of increased risk and consequently reduce worker absenteeism in the work and financial loss.

Key words: inoculation, Streptococcus pneumoniae

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