Haemophilus Influenzae

Common Name(s)

Haemophilus Influenzae

Haemophilus Influenzae is an infectious bacterium that can cause problems for many systems of the body. There are six types (a-f) of the bacterium that can cause serious infections in infants and children under the age of five. The bacteria are passed from person to person through direct contact or respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. Haemophilus influenzae are most dangerous when they have infected the bloodstream (bacteremia), lungs (pneumonia), or brain (meningitis). Each of these infections correlates to a different set of symptoms. Haemophilus influenzae infections can be treated with antibiotics. In some severe cases, hospitalization may occur as well.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 1403 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non typable-Haemophilus influenzae biofilm formation and acute otitis media.
 

Author(s): Assaf Mizrahi, Robert Cohen, Emmanuelle Varon, Stephane Bonacorsi, Stephane Bechet, Claire Poyart, Corinne Levy, Josette Raymond

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Non-typable Haemophilus influenzae (NT-Hi) infection is frequently associated with acute otitis media (AOM) treatment failure, recurrence or chronic otitis media. Persistence of otopathogens in a biofilm-structured community was implicated in these situations. Here, we compared biofilm ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2014

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Haemophilus influenzae type b as an important cause of culture-positive acute otitis media in young children in Thailand: a tympanocentesis-based, multi-center, cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Pavinee Intakorn, Nuntigar Sonsuwan, Suwiwan Noknu, Greetha Moungthong, Jean-Yves Pirçon, Yanfang Liu, Melissa K Van Dyke, William P Hausdorff

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Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) are considered major causes of bacterial acute otitis media (AOM) worldwide, but data from Asia on primary causes of AOM are limited. This tympanocentesis-based, multi-center, cross-sectional study ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Characterization of nontypable Haemophilus influenzae isolates recovered from adult patients with underlying chronic lung disease reveals genotypic and phenotypic traits associated with persistent infection.
 

Author(s): Junkal Garmendia, Cristina Viadas, Laura Calatayud, Joshua Chang Mell, Pau Martí-Lliteras, Begoña Euba, Enrique Llobet, Carmen Gil, José Antonio Bengoechea, Rosemary J Redfield, Josefina Liñares

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Nontypable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) has emerged as an important opportunistic pathogen causing infection in adults suffering obstructive lung diseases. Existing evidence associates chronic infection by NTHi to the progression of the chronic respiratory disease, but specific features ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lower airway colonization and inflammatory response in COPD: a focus on Haemophilus influenzae.
 

Author(s): Lydia J Finney, Andrew Ritchie, Elizabeth Pollard, Sebastian L Johnston, Patrick Mallia

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Bacterial infection of the lower respiratory tract in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is common both in stable patients and during acute exacerbations. The most frequent bacteria detected in COPD patients is Haemophilus influenzae, and it appears this organism ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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Combined hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine; Infanrix™ hexa: twelve years of experience in Italy.
 

Author(s): Vincenzo Baldo, Paolo Bonanni, Marcela Castro, Giovanni Gabutti, Elisabetta Franco, Federico Marchetti, Rosa Prato, Francesco Vitale

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014 ;10(1):129-37.

 

Infant vaccination using 2-dose priming at 3 and 5 mo of age with a booster at 11-12 mo of age was pioneered in Italy. The 3-5-11 schedule is now used in a growing number of European countries. Infanrix™ hexa (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines) was first licensed for use ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae: living together in a biofilm.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Tikhomirova, Stephen P Kidd

Journal: Pathog Dis. 2013 Nov;69(2):114-26.

 

Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae are both commensals of the human nasopharynx with an ability to migrate to other niches within the human body to cause various diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as pneumonia, otitis media and bronchitis. They have long ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2013

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Post-authorization Safety Study of Euforvac-Hib Vaccine for Active Primary Immunization in Infants From 6 Weeks
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus Influenza Type B

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2014

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Safety, Long Term Immunogenicity and Lot Consistency Study of Liquid Pentavalent Combination Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2009

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DTaP-IPV-Hep B-PRP~T Combined Vaccine Versus DTaP-IPV//PRP~T Combined Vaccine + Hep B Vaccine in Hep B Primed Infants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Infection; Poliomyelitis; Hepatitis B

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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