Non-Type B Haemophilus Influenzae Meningitis: A Case Report


Aygun F. D. , Sinoplu A. B. , Cakirlar F. K. , Cokugras H., Camcioglu Y.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, cilt.6, ss.715-717, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4328/jcam.3805
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.715-717

Özet

Haemophilus influenza is one of the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children. H.influenzae, especially type b (Hib) serotype causes invasive infections in children under five years of age. The widespread use of Hib conjugate vaccines has led to a dramatic decline in the incidence of invasive Hib infections. But, the invasive diseases are still reported, particularly nontypeable H. influenzae (noncapsulated) remain as an important pathogen. However, there is no evidence that nontypeable H. influenzae infections have increased in frequency. Nontypeable H. Influenzae serotype is encountered as a cause of acute bacterial meningitis among all ages. In this paper, we present to draw attention to the causative bacterium, in a case of bacterial meningitis caused by nontypeable H. influenzae infection in a child immunized with Hib vaccine.