Haemophilus influenzae

Esta es una tinción de Gram del líquido cefalorraquídeo de una persona con meningitis. Los organismos en forma de bastoncillos son Haemophilus influenzae, una de las causas más comunes de la meningitis infantil antes de que la vacuna contra el H. influenza fuese de uso común. Los objetos rojos grandes son células en el líquido cefalorraquídeo. La vacuna para prevenir la infección por H. influenza (tipo B) es de uso rutinario para las inmunizaciones (Hib) de los niños a los 2, 4 y 12 meses.Haemophilus influenzae

Revision

Last reviewed 10/6/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, 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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