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Fatal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae sepsis complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16308233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously healthy 31-month-old male child became acutely ill with dyspnea and high fever 48 h after admission for acute bronchitis. He experienced sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome throughout the subsequent hospitalization, eventually expiring despite aggressive treatment with antibiotics and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Blood cultures yielded ampicillin-resistant non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of fatal non-typeable H. influenzae sepsis and ARDS in a child without an underlying predisposing condition.
Sheng-Ru Wang; Min-Hua Tseng; Wei-Jen Lin; Ching-Shen Teng; Chih-Chien Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-25     Completed Date:  2006-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fatal Outcome
Haemophilus Infections / complications*
Haemophilus influenzae* / classification,  pathogenicity
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology*
Sepsis / complications*

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