Infection

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 112–115

Meningitis Due to Haemophilus influenzae Type f in an 8-Year-Old Girl with Congenital Humoral Immunodeficiency

  • K. Fickweiler
  • M. Borte
  • M. Fasshauer
  • F.-B. Spencker
  • W. Handrick
  • A. C. Rodloff
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-004-3040-1

Cite this article as:
Fickweiler, K., Borte, M., Fasshauer, M. et al. Infection (2004) 32: 112. doi:10.1007/s15010-004-3040-1

Abstract.

We report on an 8-year-old Haemophilus influenzae type bvaccinated girl with meningitis due to H. influenzae type f. The girl had an oro-facio-digital syndrome and a hypogammaglobulinemia, obviously predisposing the patient to invasive infections. Treatment with cefotaxime was successful.

Incidence, predisposing factors and the influence of H. influenzae type b immunization on invasive infections with non-type b H. influenzae strains in children are discussed.

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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Fickweiler
    • 1
  • M. Borte
    • 2
  • M. Fasshauer
    • 2
  • F.-B. Spencker
    • 1
  • W. Handrick
    • 3
  • A. C. Rodloff
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology of Infectious DiseasesUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Division of PediatricsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Medical Laboratory Dr. Berthold and ColleaguesFrankfurt/OderGermany

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