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Viral and Bacterial Polymicrobial Interactions with Streptococcus pneumoniae in Otitis Media

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The major pediatric disease otitis media is caused by a variety of bacterial and viral etiological agents, which frequently act in combination to induce polymicrobial middle ear disease. Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the two most commonly isolated bacterial pathogens of otitis media. This dissertation examines interactions of S. pneumoniae with nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, the other leading bacterial cause of otitis media, and with adenovirus, a major cause of upper respiratory infections.
subject
Adenovirus
Haemophilus influenzae
Otitis media
Polymicrobial
Streptococcus pneumoniae
contributor
Murrah, Kyle Allen (author)
Swords, William E (committee chair)
Deora, Rajendar (committee member)
Ornelles, David (committee member)
Reid, Sean (committee member)
date
2014-09-10T08:35:22Z (accessioned)
2015-09-10T08:30:10Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Microbiology & Immunology (discipline)
embargo
2015-09-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39396 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Viral and Bacterial Polymicrobial Interactions with Streptococcus pneumoniae in Otitis Media
type
Dissertation

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