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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 158-160

Hemophilus influenzae meningitis and septicaemia in a 14-month-old child after primary immunisation


1 Department of Microbiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India

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B Tarai
Department of Microbiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148431

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We report a 14-month-male child, who developed Hemophilus influenzae meningitis after three primary doses of the vaccine. The child presented with fever and seizures. H. influenzae was isolated from both cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood. The child also had features of septicaemia. Procalcitonin (104 ng/ml) and C-reactive protein (CRP - 42.6 mg/dl) were high. Appropriate antibiotics were given. The child made an uneventful recovery. This case highlights vaccine failure, especially after primary immunisation alone.






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