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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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 1508 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Serotype f Case Reports in Mazovia Province, Poland.
 

Author(s): Anna Golebiewska, Alicja Kuch, Agnieszka Gawrońska, Piotr Albrecht, Anna Skoczyńska, Andrzej Radzikowski, Ewa Kutylowska, Wojciech Feleszko

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2671.

 

After successful introduction of anti-Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) serotype b vaccination program in Poland, invasive non-b or nontypeable H. influenzae infections have been reported more frequently alike in other countries all over the world. In this paper, we report 2 cases of H. ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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Comparative Analyses of the Lipooligosaccharides from Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus haemolyticus Show Differences in Sialic Acid and Phosphorylcholine Modifications.
 

Author(s): Deborah M B Post, Margaret R Ketterer, Jeremy E Coffin, Lorri M Reinders, Robert S Munson, Thomas Bair, Timothy F Murphy, Eric D Foster, Bradford W Gibson, Michael A Apicella

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Haemophilus haemolyticus and nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are closely related upper airway commensal bacteria that are difficult to distinguish phenotypically. NTHi causes upper and lower airway tract infections in individuals with compromised airways, while H. haemolyticus ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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Outbreak of a beta-lactam resistant non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae sequence type 14 associated with severe clinical outcomes.
 

Author(s): Madelen Andersson, Fredrik Resman, Rickard Eitrem, Peter Drobni, Kristian Riesbeck, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Martin Sundqvist

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During October 2011 several residents and staff members at a long-term care facility (LTCF) for elderly fell ill with respiratory symptoms. Several of the residents required hospitalization and one died. Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) was identified as the causative pathogen.

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2015

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 53 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Lung Immune Response to Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (Lung Immunity to NTHi).
 

Author(s): Paul T King, Roleen Sharma

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2015 ;2015():706376.

 

Haemophilus influenzae is divided into typeable or nontypeable strains based on the presence or absence of a polysaccharide capsule. The typeable strains (such as type b) are an important cause of systemic infection, whilst the nontypeable strains (designated as NTHi) are predominantly ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

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Vaccines for Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae: the Future Is Now.
 

Author(s): Timothy F Murphy

Journal: Clin. Vaccine Immunol.. 2015 May;22(5):459-66.

 

Infections due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae result in enormous global morbidity in two clinical settings: otitis media in children and respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recurrent otitis media affects up to 20% of children ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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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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Safety and Immunogenicity of Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Conjugate Vaccine,Freeze-dried
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Infections

 

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015

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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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