Septic arthritis due to Haemophilus influenzae serotype a in the post-vaccination era in Brazil.

Abstract

Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) is an important bacterial pathogen in children, causing a variety of respiratory infections and lifethreatening diseases such as meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia and septicaemia. Occasionally, Hi can also cause sporadic infections such as septic arthritis (SA). Before the advent of Hi type b (Hib) vaccination, paediatric invasive Hi disease was caused mostly by Hib isolates. Hib SA in children had been responsible for a significant proportion of cases in Europe and the United States (Bowerman et al., 1997; Peltola et al., 1998; Shoaib et al., 2007).

DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.2008/001669-0

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@article{Almeida2008SepticAD, title={Septic arthritis due to Haemophilus influenzae serotype a in the post-vaccination era in Brazil.}, author={Antonio Eugenio Castro Cardoso de Almeida and Let{\'i}cia Ferreira Lima Schroeder and Nathalia Gonçalves Santos Caldeira and Nic{\'e}a Magaly Matias da Silva and Paulo Roberto Batista and Marta Pradel Gallo and Ivano de Filippis}, journal={Journal of medical microbiology}, year={2008}, volume={57 Pt 10}, pages={1311-2} }