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 DF, Myers AL. Changing Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae in Children. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2018;32(1):119-128. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2017.10.005