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March 1979

Haemophilus influenzae Cellulitis in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(3):368-369. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630400082030

Cellulitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type B in adults has only recently been reported. We report a case in which the patient's antibody levels documented an immunologic response to the organism. The efficacy of a new cephalosporin antibiotic, cefoxitin sodium, in treating this infection also was established. Cefoxitin has activity against ampicillin-resistant H influenzae and would be an alternative in treating H influenzae cellulitis.

(Arch Intern Med 139:368-369, 1979)