Haemophilus influenzae meningitis
Meningitis is the most serious form of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease. The history of an upper respiratory tract infection preceding onset of meningitis can frequently be obtained. Meningitis symptoms typically include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, irritability, and lethargy proceeding to further clouding of consciousness and, ultimately, death. Clinical signs include evidence of meningeal irritation, though this can be lacking in neonates, the elderly, and the deeply comatose.
Sep. 08, 2009