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Bacteraemic Haemophilus influenzae type B pneumonia complicated with empyema--report of a case and review of literature.
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PMID:  25141560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A case of bacteraemic pneumonia complicated with pleural empyema due to Haemophilus influenzae type b is reported in a one-year old previously healthy child who had apparently no other associated medical condition. The organism was isolated from both the pleural fluid aspirate and blood of the patient with pneumonia. She was successfully treated with parenteral ampicillin and chloramphenicol alongwith intercostal chest tube drainage. The case is notable because it adds to the existing disease spectrum of invasive Hib diseases and brings awareness to the existing burden of the disease in Asia. In addition, it reflects the urgent need to include Hib vaccine in the current immunization program in India.
Srujana Mohanty; Rajni Gaind; Premila Paul; Monorama Deb
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of communicable diseases     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0019-5138     ISO Abbreviation:  J Commun Dis     Publication Date:    2013 Mar-Jun
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Created Date:  2014-08-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261652     Medline TA:  J Commun Dis     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
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