Changing Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae in Children
© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Haemophilus influenzae remains a common cause of illness in children throughout the world. Before the introduction of vaccination, H influenzae type b (Hib) disease was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in young children and a frequent cause of pneumonia, epiglottitis, and septic arthritis. Clinicians should remain diligent in counseling parents on the dangers of Hib and provide vaccination starting at 2 months of age. The epidemiology of invasive H influenzae disease is shifting. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the changing epidemiology and antibiotic resistance patterns for H influenzae to optimize care in hospital and ambulatory settings.
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Children; H influenzae; Meningitis; Vaccination
Butler, D. F., Myers, A. L. Changing Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae in Children Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 32, 119-128 (2018).