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June 1979

Acute Haemophilus Pneumonia in Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Jacobs) and Radiology (Dr Harris), Cook County Hospital; and the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois (Drs Jacobs and Harris), Chicago.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(6):603-605. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130060043008

• In our hospital Haemophilus influenzae type B seems to be a common cause of acute childhood pneumonia. In the past five years, 34 children with acute Haemophilus pneumonia were identified. Although these children generally had an uncomplicated segmental pneumonia associated with a bacteremia, 13 of the children had pneumonia with a pleural effusion. These children with Haemophilus pneumonia represented 18% of the children hospitalized with systemic Haemophilus disease and almost a third of those hospitalized with acute bacterial pneumonia from whom the causal agent was isolated.

(Am J Dis Child 133:603-605, 1979)

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