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 1430 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Epidemiological survey of Haemophilus influenzae-positive hospitalized children: a retrospective analysis].
 

Author(s): Jun Hu, Xiao-Lei Wang, Feng Xu, Jiang Xie, Hua-Wei Liu, Li-Li Yang, Yuan-Biao Guo

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Jun;17(6):596-601.

 

To investigate the basic clinical characteristics and drug resistance of Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) infection in hospitalized children in the past two years.

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronically colonized with Haemophilus influenzae during stable disease phase have increased airway inflammation.
 

Author(s): Ellen Tufvesson, Leif Bjermer, Marie Ekberg

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Some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show increased airway inflammation and bacterial colonization during stable phase. The aim of this study was to follow COPD patients and investigate chronic colonization with pathogenic bacteria during stable disease ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2015

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Nasopharyngeal and Adenoid Colonization by Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae in Children Undergoing Adenoidectomy and the Ability of Bacterial Isolates to Biofilm Production.
 

Author(s): Urszula Kosikowska, Izabela Korona-Głowniak, Artur Niedzielski, Anna Malm

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 May;94(18):e799.

 

Haemophili are pathogenic or opportunistic bacteria often colonizing the upper respiratory tract mucosa. The prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae (with serotypes distribution), and H. parainfluenzae in the nasopharynx and/or the adenoid core in children with recurrent pharyngotonsillitis ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2015

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 51 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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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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