Knowledge : IPD (in children)

  • Knowledge : IPD (in children)

  • IPD (in children)

    • Your child can be vaccinated against IPD.
    • IPD (Invasive Pneumococcal Disease) : It is a disease caused by severe pneumococcal bacteria, consisting of two major diseases: meningitis and bloodstream infections. Sometimes it may include swelling with bloodstream infections. In addition, pneumococcal disease is also a leading cause of lower ear inflammation and sinusitis.
    • Infectious disease : It is common and potentially fatal in young children, the elderly and people with certain diseases that may lead to death or brain disability. Nimococcal disease is now known as antimicrobial resistance or antibiotics such as penicillin, increasing the difficulty of treating pneumococcal disease and IPD.

    Causes of IPD.

    • Caused by bacteria Pneumococcus that lives in the nasal cavity and throat contact through coughing or sneezing.
    • Patients are more severe than the flu, leading to an infection in the bloodstream, meningitis, severe pneumonia.

    Symptoms when infected.

    • Neurological infections: high fever, severe head cramps, nausea, stiff necks, rashes, depression, non-milk symptoms and seizures.
    • Respiratory infection: Upper symptoms, high fever, ear pain, and nausea.
    • Infection in the bloodstream: high fever, irritable bowel syndrome, may have multiple initial conditions such as shock.

    How to prevent early symptoms.

    • Teaching children to wash their hands frequently in patients with fever or cold symptoms may reduce the spread of pneumococcal disease, as well as preventing the spread of respiratory viruses.
    • Should let the child drink mother's milk.
    • Close your mouth, close your nose whenever you cough or sneeze.
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    • Avoid contact with people with colds or illnesses.
    • Wear a mask, mouth shut and nose when coughing or sneezing.

    The symptoms of IPD patients differ according to the type of organ that is infected. and age of the patient

    • Meningitis : Patients with pneumococcal meningitis have fever, headache, drowsiness and may experience seizures, especially in young children.
    • Infectious diseases in the bloodstream : Patients with pneumococcal disease, high fever, hypothermia, low blood pressure and pediatric patients may experience seizures.
    • Pneumonia : Patients with pneumococcal disease, high fever and asthma often develop more quickly than those with viral pneumonia. Numococcal pneumonia may follow a viral infection, especially the influenza virus.

    More inquiries can be made at

    • Pediatrics Center (Building 2), 2nd floor, call.02-530-2013 ext. 2200,2201