Title

Changing Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae in Children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2018

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.10.005

Abstract

© 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.

Journal Title

Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

119

Last Page

128

Keywords

Children; H influenzae; Meningitis; Vaccination

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