Haemophilus Meningitis

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS of the nervous system caused by HAEMOPHILUS organisms, and marked by prominent inflammation of the meninges. HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B is the most common causative organism. The condition primarily affects children under 6 years of age but may occur in adults. Clinical manifestations include fever; nuchal rigidity; PHOTOPHOBIA; SEIZURES; HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL; COMA; and cerebrovascular thrombosis. The organism tends to enter the central nervous system following infections of adjacent structures, including the middle ear (see also OTITIS MEDIA), sinuses, and pharynx. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp396-7)
Also Known As:
Meningitis, Haemophilus; Haemophilus influenzae Meningitis Type B; Hemophilus influenzae Meningitis Type B; Meningitis, Haemophilus aphrophilus; Meningitis, Haemophilus influenzae Type F; Meningitis, Haemophilus parainfluenzae; Meningitis, Hemophilus; Meningitis, Hemophilus influenzae Type F; Meningitis, Hemophilus influenzae, Type B; Meninigitis, HiB; Type B Haemophilus influenzae Meningitis; Type B Hemophilus influenzae Meningitis; Haemophilus Meningitides; Haemophilus aphrophilus Meningitides; Haemophilus aphrophilus Meningitis; Haemophilus parainfluenzae Meningitides; Haemophilus parainfluenzae Meningitis; Hemophilus Meningitides; Hemophilus Meningitis; HiB Meninigitis; Meningitides, Haemophilus; Meningitides, Haemophilus aphrophilus; Meningitides, Haemophilus parainfluenzae; Meningitides, Hemophilus
Networked: 31 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Bacterial Meningitis
2. Meningitis
3. Communicable Diseases (Infectious Diseases)
4. Typhoid Fever (Typhoid)
5. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)


1. Gupta, Sanjukta Sen: 1 article (04/2013)
2. Ganguly, Nirmal Kumar: 1 article (04/2013)
3. Arora, Narendra Kumar: 1 article (04/2013)
4. Nair, G Balakrish: 1 article (04/2013)
5. Chaudhuri, Abhijit: 1 article (01/2004)
6. Tan, Bjk: 1 article (07/2002)
7. Davies, Hd: 1 article (07/2002)
8. members of the Paediatric Investigators’ Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC): 1 article (07/2002)
9. Emele, F E: 1 article (08/2000)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Haemophilus Meningitis:
1. Streptomycin (Streptomycin Sulfate)FDA Link
2. Penicillins (Penicillin)FDA Link
3. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)FDA LinkGeneric
4. AntigensIBA
5. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)FDA Link
6. Ampicillin (Omnipen)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Conjugate VaccinesIBA
8. Haemophilus Vaccines (Vaccine, Haemophilus)IBA
9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
10. VaccinesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Microspheres (Microsphere)
2. Intravenous Infusions