Fatal Haemophilus influenzae type a sepsis in an infant

Joshua Francis, Marc Anders, Pam Lobegeier, Clare Nourse

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    Abstract

    Haemophilus influenzae type a can cause severe sepsis, as demonstrated by the case described. Epidemiology of sepsis in childhood is changing. Regardless of the pathogen involved, management of children with septic shock involves resuscitative measures and empiric antibiotics. The following case of H. influenzae type a sepsis proved fatal in spite of appropriate therapy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E235-E238
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Volume49
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

    Keywords

    • Haemophilus influenzae
    • infant
    • sepsis

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