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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 94, No. 4, 1999, pp. 477-478
Bioline Code: oc99087
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 94, No. 4, 1999, pp. 477-478

 en Research Note - Characterization of Haemophilus influenzae Obtained from Invasive Diseases in Cuban Children under Five Years of Age
Isis Tamargo; Gilda Toraño; Oxandra Rodriguez; Miriam Perez & Alina Llop

Abstract

Meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) is a serious disease that has high morbidity and mortality rates in many countries. Approximately 99% of Hi invasive infections are caused by H. influenzae b (Hib). Its worldwide incidence in infants varies widely according to different regions of the world (AC Moloney et al. 1997 Infect Dis 16: 123-126).

Keywords
Haemophilus influenzae - serotyping - subtyping - outer membrane protein patterns - lipopolysaccharide serotyping

 
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