Pathogens
Haemophilus influenzae

Haemophilus influenzae

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'

Susceptibilities

General Information

Small Gram negative bacillus, encapsulated or not (not encapsulated=non-typeable).

Haemophilus Influenza (Invasive Type B) Adult: Routine Practices. Children: Droplet Precautions.  (Continue precautions until greater than 24 hours after effective treatment).

Normal respiratory flora.

Since effective vaccine, most invasive disease is caused by non-typeable strains.

Colonizer of the upper respiratory tract.

May cause invasive disease including:

  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia/empyema
  • Bacteremia
  • Epiglottitis
  • MSK infection
  • Others

Haemophilus Influenza (Invasive Type B)

  • Adult: Routine Practices
  • Children: Droplet Precautions
  • Continue precautions until greater than 24 hours after effective treatment