What are the symptoms of pneumococcal disease?
The symptoms of pneumococcal disease depend on the part of the body that is infected.
- Fever and chills
- Rapid or difficult breathing
- Chest pain
- Confusion/low alertness (older adults)
- Stiff neck
- Photophobia (eyes being more sensitive to light)
- Poor eating/drinking, low alertness and vomiting (babies)
- Low alertness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Shortness of breath
- High heart rate
- Fever, shivering or feeling very cold
- Extreme pain or discomfort
- Clammy or sweaty skin
Middle ear infection (Otitis Media):
- Ear pain
- Red, swollen ear drum
Joints and bones (septic arthritis):
Sources & Citations
2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Pneumococcal disease. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/pneumococcal-disease (accessed 17 March 2020).
5. https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/clinicians/clinical-features.html (accessed 17 March 2020).
6. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumococcal disease. Symptoms and complications. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/about/symptoms-complications.html (accessed 17 March 2020).
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