Pathogens
Haemophilus influenzae

Haemophilus influenzae

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'

Susceptibilities

General Information

Small Gram negative bacillus

Normal respiratory flora.

Invasive disease sharply declined after Hib conjugate vaccine widely used. Most invasive disease is now caused by non-typable strains.

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Acute otitis media
  • Acute maxillary sinusitis

May cause invasive disease including:

  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia/empyema
  • Bacteremia
  • Epiglottitis
  • Orbital cellulitis

Droplet precautions for pediatric pneumonia or epiglottitis until 24 hours after effective treatment.