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The sequelae of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in school-age children.
A favorable prognosis is found for the majority of children who are treated for meningitis caused by H. influenzae type b and the sequelae of this disease with a protocol for the comprehensive assessment of neuropsychological function are evaluated.
Factors affecting pharyngeal Haemophilus influenzae type b colonization rates in children
The data suggest that throat swabs are more efficient than nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting colonization, particularly for older children, and that sex, race, season, economic status, or common childhood infectious diseases such as coryza or otitis media have no influence on colonization rates.
Pharyngeal colonization with Haemophilus influenzae type b: a longitudinal study of families with a child with meningitis or epiglottitis due to H. influenzae type b.
A longitudinal study of pharyngeal colonization with Haemophilus influenzae type b included 264 members of families that had a child with meningitis or epiglottitis due to this organism, and found that prolonged or heavy colonization with H. influenzai type b was not associated with unusually high titers of antibody.
Multiplex PCR-based assay for detection of Bordetella pertussis in nasopharyngeal swab specimens
In comparison with patients with culture-confirmed pertussis, those with PCR-positive, culture-negative results were older and more likely to have had prolonged cough, immunization with pertussi vaccine, or treatment with erythromycin.
Live, orally given poliovirus vaccine. Effects of rapid mass immunization on population under conditions of massive enteric infection with other viruses.
Recommendations are here formulated for the eradication of poliomyelitis, but they apply only to subtropical and tropical regions with extensive dissemination of various enteric viruses and not to temperate zones with good sanitation and hygiene during certain periods of the year and under conditions of low or absent dissemination of Enteric viruses.
Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type B disease among Navajo Indians.
During a 7-year period ending June 30, 1980, the annual incidence of all Haemophilus influenzae type b disease among Navajo children less than 5 years old was 214 per 100,000, and that of H.influenzae meningitis was 152 per century, which is similar to that in Yupik Eskimos.
Acute-Phase Neurologic Complications of Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Meningitis: Association With Developmental Problems at School Age
The purposes of this study were to describe the incidence of acute-phase neurologic complications in a sample of 126 children with Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis, and to determine if these