Fulminant Haemophilus Influenzae Type a Infection in a 4-year-old with Previously Undiagnosed Asplenic Heterotaxy

Academic Article


  • The post Hib-vaccine era has resulted in increased cases of invasive, non-Hib, Haemophilus influenzae infections. One of the encapsulated species, type a, displays the most similarity in virulence to type b. Our patient, a fully vaccinated 4-year-old female, with newly diagnosed asplenia in the setting of heterotaxy, had a prolonged hospital course with disseminated Haemophilus influenzae type a infection.
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    Author List

  • Headrick A; Schmit EO; Kimberlin DW
  • Start Page

  • e108
  • End Page

  • e110
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 4