Fatal Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia: two cases report.

K. S. Wong, T. Y. Lin

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Abstract

Haemophilus influenzae is a common cause of acute childhood pneumonia. Most Haemophilus pneumonia generally follow a benign course with occasional complications of pleural effusion, pneumothorax or pneumatocele. Deaths following invasive Haemophilus pneumonia have rarely been reported in children older than 3 years of age. We report 2 deaths in children presenting with fulminant pneumonia, complicated by sepsis and adult respiratory distress syndrome despite vigorous antibiotic therapy and full resuscitative measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Haemophilus influenzae
Pneumonia
Haemophilus
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pneumothorax
Pleural Effusion
Sepsis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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