Hemophilus influenzae Type b

  • Carl William Norden


Hemophilus influenzae strains are either cop,sulatedtable) or non-capsulated (untypable). Although there art six antigenically different encapsulated ecapulated strainstype b isby far themos common cause of severe infections due to Hemophilus. Hemophilus influenzae type b infections may involve virtually all organ systems, but the two infections of greatest public-health importance are meningitis and epiglottitis. Hemophilus influenzae type b is the most common cause o meningitis in chil er e age of 3years. Meningitis carries with it the potential of deathor residual neurological sequelae in survivors; the importance of epiglottitis as a publichealth problem is its potential to kill rapidly an otherwise healthy individual.


Bacterial Meningitis Haemophilus Influenzae Attack Rate Household Contact Secondary Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl William Norden
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  1. 1.Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, Montefiore HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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