Med Sci Monit 2017 Sep 23;23:4567-4573. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland.
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae can cause life-threatening illness, with invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) like meningitis, sepsis, bacteremic pneumonia, and bacteremia being major causes of morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown that patients who have had a cochlear implant, particularly children, have an increased risk of bacterial (pneumococcal) meningitis. Vaccination in patients with cochlear implants is important and recommended universally. Read More