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May 1983

Meningitis in an Adult Caused by Hemophilus influenzae, Biotype III

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Dr Phillips) and Microbiology and Immunology (Dr Venezia) and the Division of Infectious Diseases (Drs Naghibi and Tillotson), Albany (NY) Medical College.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(5):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350050215043

• An elderly woman had an abrupt onset of symptoms consistent with bacterial meningitis without an obvious source of infection. The organism, isolated from the blood and CSF, was a nonserotypeable Hemophilus influenzae, biotype III. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of meningitis caused by this organism.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1049-1050)

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