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Invasive haemophilus influenzae infection. Clinical, immunologic and pathogenic aspects


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Title: Invasive haemophilus influenzae infection. Clinical, immunologic and pathogenic aspects
Authors: Hugosson, Svante 1956-
Issue Date: 1998
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Otolaryngology
Avdelningen för öron-, näs- och halssjukdomar
Date of Defence: 1998-04-17
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Haemophilus influenzae
epidemiology
mortality
vaccination
epiglottitis
meningitis
hearing loss
neuropsychology
immunology
physiopathology
adhesion.
Abstract: Invasive Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) infection, predominantly manifested as acute meningitis and epiglottitis, is a serious disease with associated mortality and residual handicap. Prevention of the disease is possible by vaccination against Hi serotype b (Hib). In a prospective study in a Swedish population before large scale Hib vaccination of infants was introduced, the incidence of invasive Hi infection, in children 0-4 years of age, was 55/100.000/year. Hib caused 98 % of the cases. In a st... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/11759
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