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    right-to-left shunts as a risk factor for pneumococcal meningitis

    For the sake of completeness, one should add right-to left shunts to the list of underlying causes under the heading of "certain populations of children [who] are at increased risk of IPD(invasive pneumococcal disease)"(1). Although the most striking example was that of a 77 year old man(2), the prinicple is also applicable to children with atrial septal defect(ASD) that this congenital anomaly could predispose to recurren...

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