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 1345 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Postoperative pulmonary disease associated with haemophilus influenzae and neisseria meningitidis in a diabetic child].
 

Author(s): Hicham Chemsi, Mohamed Frikh, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Bouchra Belfkih, Yassine Sekhsokh, Maryama Chadli, Mustapha Elouennass

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Haemophilus influenzae is a saprophyte that colonizes the nasopharynx in nearly two thirds of children and adults. Neisseria meningitidis is a strict human bacterium which lives in the nasopharynx. It can cause benign nasopharyngitis or asymptomatic colonization. We report the case ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Infection in Patients With Cancer.
 

Author(s): Vivek Singh, Sowmya Nanjappa, Smitha Pabbathi, John N Greene

Journal: Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):66-71.

 

A major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer is infection. Since the introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the United States in the 1990s, invasive H influenzae infection has become less common. We report on 5 patients with cancer and ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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Etiology of acute otitis media and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in Chilean children <5 years of age.
 

Author(s): Andres Rosenblut, Carla Napolitano, Angelica Pereira, Camilo Moreno, Devayani Kolhe, Alejandro Lepetic, Eduardo Ortega-Barria

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(6):e5974.

 

The impact of bacterial conjugate vaccines on acute otitis media (AOM) is affected by several factors including population characteristics, bacterial etiology and vaccine conjugation method, carrier, and coverage. This study estimated the baseline etiology, distribution, and antibiotic ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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The terms "Haemophilus Influenzae" returned 47 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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Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

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