Meningitis and bacteremia caused by Haemophilus influenzae Type e in an immunocompetent child

  • Wenling Li Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Jinhua Meng Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Hui Xu Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Liang Li Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Junna Zhou Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Jie Wen Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Chao Guo Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Shanshan Chen Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
  • Lei Zhu Department of Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, China
Keywords: Haemophilus influenzae type e, invasive disease, bacterial meningitis

Abstract

Haemophilus influenzae infection is a well-known cause of serious invasive disease in adults and children. But incidence of the common serotypes are type b, f and a. There is very little information available on invasive disease of Haemophilus influenzae type e (Hie) in China, especially in children. We report a case of an immunocompetent child who was clinically diagnosed with bacterial meningitis with bacteremia caused by Hie. The literature on infection especially meningitis caused by Hie is reviewed.

Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
1.
Li W, MengJ, Xu H, Li L, Zhou J, Wen J, Guo C, Chen S, Zhu L (2021) Meningitis and bacteremia caused by Haemophilus influenzae Type e in an immunocompetent child. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:1356-1358. doi: 10.3855/jidc.12275
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Case Reports