Haemophilus influenzae

Esta fotografía muestra el organismo Haemophillus influenzae. Las infecciones que causa por lo general se presentan en niños menores de 6 años y son extremadamente graves. El Haemophillus tipo B causa: meningitis, celulitis periorbitaria, celulitis bucal y epiglotitis, artritis séptica, osteomielitis, pericarditis y bacteremia. Estos pequeños organismos viven dentro de las células (intracelulares) como se muestra en la fotografía. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Haemophilus influenzae

Revision

Last reviewed 8/15/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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