July 1983

Chronic Pneumonitis Caused by Hemophilus influenzae in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Service and Cardiopulmonary Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Dr Henry) and the Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College (Drs Henry, Gold, Freiman, and Armstrong), New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(7):1461-1462. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350070181028

• Chronic pneumonitis due to Hemophilus influenzae developed in a 68-year-old woman. The unusual aspects of this manifestation and the patient's chest roentgenographic findings are discussed. Hemophilus influenzae was isolated from lung tissue obtained at an open lung biopsy. The isolate was sensitive to ampicillin sodium, and therapy resulted in clinical and roentgenographic resolution of the infection.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1461-1462)