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Conditions caused by H.influenzae

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Haemophilus influenzae type B capsulated strains may cause:

  • meningitis - tends to run a subacute course, particularly in children. Subdural effusions are prone to develop. This is the most common presentation of invasive disease.
  • epiglottitis
  • pneumonia
  • septic arthritis
  • cellulitis

Otitis media is caused by a non-capsulated strain of Haemophilus.

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