Meningitis Due to Haemophilus influenzae Type f in an 8-Year-Old Girl with Congenital Humoral Immunodeficiency
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- Fickweiler, K., Borte, M., Fasshauer, M. et al. Infection (2004) 32: 112. doi:10.1007/s15010-004-3040-1
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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.