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Takao Ito, Hironori Shibata, Mie Nakazawa, Michiko Myokai, Kazuko Ikegaya, Ken Tsuchiya, and Tsutomu Kamimaki (2011)

Meningitis and septicemia caused by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in a previously healthy 2-year-old girl.

Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy, 17(4):559–562.

Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) commonly colonizes the upper respiratory tract of children and causes otitis media, sinusitis, and bronchitis. Invasive NTHi diseases such as meningitis and septicemia have rarely been reported, especially in children with underlying predisposing conditions such as head trauma and immune compromise. However, we report a previously healthy 2-year-old girl who developed meningitis and septicemia caused by NTHi biotype ΙΙΙ. She was treated with dexamethasone, meropenem, and ceftriaxone, and recovered uneventfully. We wish to emphasize that NTHi should be borne in mind as a potential pathogen that can cause meningitis and septicemia, even in previously healthy children.

Anti-Bacterial Agents, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Bacteremia, Ceftriaxone, Child, Preschool, Dexamethasone, Female, Haemophilus influenzae, Humans, Japan, Meningitis, Haemophilus, Thienamycins
Anti-Bacterial Agents, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Bacteremia, Ceftriaxone, Child, Preschool, Dexamethasone, Female, Haemophilus influenzae, Humans, Japan, Meningitis, Haemophilus, Thienamycins
 
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