Fulminant Haemophilus Influenzae Type a Infection in a 4-year-old with Previously Undiagnosed Asplenic Heterotaxy

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Abstract

The post Hib-vaccine era has resulted in increased cases of invasive, non-Hib, Haemophilus influenzae infections. One of the encapsulated species, type a, displays the most similarity in virulence to type b. Our patient, a fully vaccinated 4-year-old female, with newly diagnosed asplenia in the setting of heterotaxy, had a prolonged hospital course with disseminated Haemophilus influenzae type a infection.

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