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

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.

Source: Indian Journal of Microbiology, Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 158-160, DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148431.;year=2015;volume=33;issue=1;spage=158;epage=160;aulast=Tarai

Add your comment or reply. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *