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The high spreading rate of Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hi b) infections in children has been already established. Rifampin prophylaxis is recommended in household contacts under 4 years of age. To define the local epidemic logical situation, 31 patients with invasive Hi b disease from two pediatric hospitals of Santiago Chile were studied (24 had meningitis, 3 facial cellulitis, 1 necrotic pneumoniae and 3 pleuropneumonia, one of them with pericarditis), looking for pharingeal carriersdoi:10.4067/s0370-41061988000500005 fatcat:okkimfvc6vaufe6qta743fl364