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Invasive type e Haemophilus influenzae disease in Italy.

Authors
  • Cerquetti, Marina
  • Ciofi degli Atti, Marta Luisa
  • Cardines, Rita
  • Salmaso, Stefania
  • Renna, Giovanna
  • Mastrantonio, Paola
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emerging infectious diseases
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2003
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
258–261
Identifiers
PMID: 12604001
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the first reported cases of invasive type e Haemophilus influenzae disease in Italy. All five cases occurred in adults. The isolates were susceptible to ampicillin and eight other antimicrobial agents. Molecular analysis showed two distinct type e strains circulating in Italy, both containing a single copy of the capsulation locus.

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