October 1972

Hemophilus influenzae Cellulitis

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ
From the Children's Hospital of Newark and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Newark.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):540-542. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160078008

Hemophilus influenzae cellulitis has been reported rarely. The syndrome of sudden onset of fever and distinctive cellulitis in a child under age 2 should alert the physician who should obtain blood cultures and begin vigorous treatment. Response to appropriate therapy will usually be rapid.