Virulence factors and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance of haemophilus influenzae.

@article{Kostyanev2012VirulenceFA,
  title={Virulence factors and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance of haemophilus influenzae.},
  author={Tomislav S Kostyanev and Lena P Sechanova},
  journal={Folia medica},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={19-23}
}
Haemophilus influenzae is a small gram-negative coccobacillus known as one of the major causes of meningitis, otitis media, sinusitis and epiglottitis, especially in childhood, as well as infections of the lower respiratory tract, eye infections and bacteremia. It has several virulence factors that play a crucial role in patient inflammatory response. Its capsule, the adhesion proteins, pili, the outer membrane proteins, the IgA1 protease and, last but not least, the lipooligosaccharide… CONTINUE READING