Nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of Haemophilus influenzae in healthy children.

@article{Howard1988NasopharyngealCA,
  title={Nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of Haemophilus influenzae in healthy children.},
  author={Anthony J Howard and Kim T Dunkin and Greg Millar},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1988},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={193-203}
}
An investigation was undertaken to determine the isolation rate and antibiotic resistance of Haemophilus influenzae from the nasopharynx of young children. The 996 subjects studied were up to 6 years of age. H. influenzae was isolated from 304 (30.5%) and strains of capsular type b from 11 (1.1%). Age, sibling status, season, respiratory infection and antibiotic therapy all influenced isolation rates. The overall prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the strains isolated was ampicillin 5.4… CONTINUE READING