The role of Haemophilus influenzae in the pathogenesis of pneumonia.
Onference on the pathogenesis and prevention of pneumonia in children in developing regions. Bellagio (ITA), 1989-08-21.
Haemophilus influenzae, one of the bacteria comprising the commensal flora of the human upper respiratory tract, is also pathogenic and causes both localized and invasive (septicemic) infections.
The major focus of attention and research has been on infections caused by serotype b organisms, which cause several life-threatening illnesses in children, including meningitis and acute respiratory infection (ARI; e.g., epiglottitis, pneumonia).
Type b polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines are at an advanced stage of development and implementation; however, these vaccines will not protect against noncapsulated (nontypable) strains of H. influenzae or strains expressing capsular polysaccharides other than serotype b, strains which cause a substantial proportion of ARI (especially pneumonia) among infants, particularly in developing countries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Pasteurellaceae, Bactérie, Homme, Pneumonie, Bactériose, Haemophilus influenzae, Pathogénie, Epidémiologie, Prévention, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Pays en développement, Enfant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Pasteurellaceae, Bacteria, Human, Pneumonia, Bacteriosis, Haemophilus influenzae, Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, Prevention, Respiratory disease, Developing countries, Child
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