Which of the following patients is the most likely to develop S. pneumoniae pneumonia?A.65 year old woman with no past medical history
B.59 year old woman who is a cigarette smoker.
C.61 year old man with hypertension
D.64 year old man with type 2 diabetes
Persons at risk for developing S. pneumoniae pneumonia include the elderly (>65), and those with a history of alcoholism, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, splenectomy, sickle cell disease, malignancy, and immunosuppressive disorders. Vaccination is recommended for all people at increased risk.