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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|