Declaration of conflict of interest: None declared.
Fatal Haemophilus influenzae type a sepsis in an infant
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages E235–E238, March 2013
How to Cite
Francis, J., Anders, M., Lobegeier, P. and Nourse, C. (2013), Fatal Haemophilus influenzae type a sepsis in an infant. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E235–E238. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12031
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JAN 2012
- Haemophilus influenzae;
Haemophilus influenzae type a can cause severe sepsis, as demonstrated by the case described. Epidemiology of sepsis in childhood is changing. Regardless of the pathogen involved, management of children with septic shock involves resuscitative measures and empiric antibiotics. The following case of H. influenzae type a sepsis proved fatal in spite of appropriate therapy.