Haemophilus influenzae

Precautions

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General Information

Gram negative coccobacillus

Normal respiratory flora

H. influenza is known to be a colonizer of the upper respiratory tract but can be associated with infectious syndromes including the following:

  • Pneumonia

  • Meningitis

  • Epiglottitis

  • Bacteremia

Consider droplet precautions in patients with epiglottitis.