Hepatobiliary infections due to non-capsulated Haemophilus influenzae

B. Talbot, E. Alexander, S. Lewis, M. J. Newport, M. P. Slack, D. J. Litt, S. Verma, D. P. Webster
2011 Journal of Medical Microbiology  
We present two cases of non-capsulated Haemophilus influenzae hepatobiliary infection and review the literature. Such cases are rare, and prior to routine immunization against H. influenzae serotype b invasive Haemophilus disease was largely caused by capsulated strains. The epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus infections has changed and the number of cases of intra-abdominal and hepatobiliary infection may be underestimated due to current microbiological processing practices. Abbreviations:
more » ... , common bile duct; CT, computed tomography; Hib, Haemophilus influenzae serotype b; NTHi, non-typable Haemophilus influenzae.
doi:10.1099/jmm.0.031815-0 pmid:21527546 fatcat:4ld4zp32czf5hiuuipaln4m4hi