Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in school-aged children

Pamela R Wood, K. T. McKee, J. A. Lohr, J. O. Hendley

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The relative frequency of meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae in school-aged children was determined by reviewing etiologic diagnoses in children 6 to 15 years old admitted to four hospitals from 1974 to 1978. Sixty-five (45%) of 145 patients had aseptic meningitis and 29 (20%) had bacterial meningitis. Thirty-two (22%) of the patients had received antibiotic therapy before diagnosis, and 19 (13%) could not be classified. Six (21%) of the 29 patients with bacterial meningitis had H influenzae meningitis. Although aseptic disease was the most common type of meningitis, initial antibiotic therapy for presumed bacterial meningitis in school-aged children should include adequate coverage for H influenzae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1162-1163
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume247
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Haemophilus Meningitis
Bacterial Meningitides
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Meningitis
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Anti-Bacterial Agents
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Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in school-aged children. / Wood, Pamela R; McKee, K. T.; Lohr, J. A.; Hendley, J. O.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 247, No. 8, 1982, p. 1162-1163.

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Wood, Pamela R ; McKee, K. T. ; Lohr, J. A. ; Hendley, J. O. / Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in school-aged children. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1982 ; Vol. 247, No. 8. pp. 1162-1163.
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