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A case of meningitis with subdural abscess caused by non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae

Tomoko ONISHI, Katsumi NISHIYA, Midori SHIMA

A 5-month old boy was admitted to hospital with prolonged fever and in poor general condition. Bacterial meningitis was diagnosed from non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) being isolated from cerebrospinal fluid and by blood culture. A 6-week course of antibiotics was administered for the complication of subdural abscess. The patient was not immunocompromised and had no cervicofacial malformations. More than the expected cases of invasive systemic disease, due to NTHi, have been reported recently. The number of cases may increase after introducing a vaccine for H. influenzae type b. Therefore, this infection and the prevention of NTHi should be considered.

Department of Pediatrics, Nara Medical University

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Received October 27, 2014
Accepted March 16, 2015

27 (2):107─112,2015