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 1387 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Brain abscess caused by Haemophilus influenzae type E in a pediatric patient suffering from Apert syndrome].
 

Author(s): Adela M Isasmendi, José L Pinheiro, Natalia García Escudé, Adriana M Efrón, María A Moscoloni, Claudia M Hernández

Journal: Rev. Argent. Microbiol.. ;46(4):298-301.

 

We report a case of a brain abscess caused by Haemophilus influenzae type e in a 12 year-old patient suffering from Apert syndrome. Apert syndrome is characterized by the premature closure of cranial sutures. In 2010 the patient suffered head trauma in the frontal area with cranial ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2015

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Role of the nuclease of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in dispersal of organisms from biofilms.
 

Author(s): Christine Cho, Aroon Chande, Lokesh Gakhar, Lauren O Bakaletz, Joseph A Jurcisek, Margaret Ketterer, Jian Shao, Kenji Gotoh, Eric Foster, Jason Hunt, Erin O'Brien, Michael A Apicella

Journal: Infect. Immun.. 2015 Mar;83(3):950-7.

 

Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI) forms biofilms in the middle ear during human infection. The biofilm matrix of NTHI contains extracellular DNA. We show that NTHI possesses a potent nuclease, which is a homolog of the thermonuclease of Staphylococcus aureus. Using a biofilm ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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Emergence of clonally related multidrug resistant Haemophilus influenzae with penicillin-binding protein 3-mediated resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, Norway, 2006 to 2013.
 

Author(s): D Skaare, I L Anthonisen, G Kahlmeter, E Matuschek, O B Natås, M Steinbakk, A Sundsfjord, B E Kristiansen

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Resistance to cephalosporins in Haemophilus influenzae is usually caused by characteristic alterations in penicillin-binding protein 3 (PBP3), encoded by the ftsI gene. Resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins is associated with high-level PBP3-mediated resistance (high-rPBP3), ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2014

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 48 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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Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae serotype f.
 

Author(s): Christopher J Arnold, Grant Garrigues, Joseph W St Geme, Daniel J Sexton

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Sep;52(9):3471-4.

 

Haemophilus influenzae is a rare cause of soft tissue infection. In this report, we present a case of multifocal necrotizing fasciitis in a healthy adult patient, secondary to Haemophilus influenzae serotype f infection, and we review literature on this rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis.

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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The effect of Haemophilus influenzae type B and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on childhood meningitis mortality: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Stephanie Davis, Daniel Feikin, Hope L Johnson

Journal: BMC Public Health. 2013 ;13 Suppl 3():S21.

 

Two of the most prevalent causes of severe bacterial meningitis in children, Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae, are preventable by existing vaccines increasingly available in developing countries. Our objective was to estimate the dose-specific effect ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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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: 22 Apr 2015

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