Reduced incidence of septic arthritis in children by Haemophilus influenzae type-b vaccination. Implications for treatment.

  title={Reduced incidence of septic arthritis in children by Haemophilus influenzae type-b vaccination. Implications for treatment.},
  author={Heikki Peltola and Markku J. T. Kallio and Leila S Unkila-Kallio},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={80 3},
In many countries Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is the second most common cause of septic arthritis in children. In Finland large-scale immunisation against Hib using conjugate vaccines began in 1986, four years after a multicentre prospective study of orthopaedic infections in children had started. Since 1982, including six years before and ten after starting routine Hib vaccination, there has been a major change in the pattern of septic arthritis. From 1982 to 1988, 32 of 61 cases (53… CONTINUE READING
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