Haemophilus influenzae type b diseases in children: a pre-vaccination study
AbstractHaemophilus influenzae type b [Hib] can now be prevented by vaccination. We present the clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute invasive H. influenzae diseases in children admitted over a 4-year period to a tertiary paediatric ward of the Al-Ain medical district hospital, before vaccination became available in the United Arab Emirates. In all, 38 children had bacteriologically proven H. influenzae invasive diseases and all the isolates were serotype b. Meningitis was diagnosed in 60.5% of the children and 66% of the studied children were under 12 months. There were no deaths but substantial morbidity occurred in 12 children
Bakir, M., El Khadir, A., Devadas, K., Farrukh, A.S. & Uduman, S.A. (2001). Haemophilus influenzae type b diseases in children: a pre-vaccination study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119061
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (4-5), 597-603, 2001
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