Haemophilus Influenzae Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 02, 2019
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which patients are at highest risk for invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

When is CT scanning performed in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections in pediatric patients?

When is CT scanning performed in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections in adults?

Which procedures are performed in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How are Haemophilus influenzae infections treated?

Which medications are used to treat Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is Haemophilus influenzae?

What is the prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the pathophysiology of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the pathophysiology of nonencapsulated (NTHi) strains Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How has the Hib vaccine affected the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae infections in the US?

What are the trends in Haemophilus influenzae infection rates in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the racial predilections in prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the sexual predilections in prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the prognosis of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is included in patient education about Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is cellulitis characterized in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of epiglottitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is pneumonia characterized in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of pericarditis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of septic arthritis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of occult bacteremia in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which clinical history findings is characteristic of Haemophilus influenzae infections in neonates?

What are the signs and symptoms of nonencapsulated (NTHi) Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings suggest meningitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings suggest cellulitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of epiglottitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the presentation of pneumonia in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the presentation of pericarditis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of septic arthritis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of occult bacteremia in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of nonencapsulated (NTHi) Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What causes of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are complications of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Haemophilus Influenzae Infections?

Workup

What is the role of gram stain in the diagnosis of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of blood culture in the diagnosis of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of immunologic studies in the diagnosis of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of blood cell counts in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of acute phase reactants in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

When is aspiration indicated in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which invasive procedures may be performed in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Treatment

How is Haemophilus influenzae infection treated?

What is the frequency of antimicrobial-resistance in Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is meningitis treated in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the IDSA treatment guidelines for Haemophilus influenzae infections in children?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis?

How are complications of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis treated?

How is cellulitis treated in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is epiglottitis treated in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is arthritis treated in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is bacteremia treated in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How are nonencapsulated (NTHi) Haemophilus influenzae infections treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How are Haemophilus influenzae infections prevented?

What is the efficacy of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in the prevention of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What are the CDC vaccination recommendations Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)?

What is the role vaccination in the prevention of NTHi Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is the role of chemoprophylaxis in the management of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How is full immunization from Haemophilus influenzae infection defined?

What is included in long-term monitoring following an outbreak of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

What is included in inpatient care of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

How are medications administered in the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Medications

What is the initial treatment for Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Haemophilus Influenzae Infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Haemophilus Influenzae Infections?