THOMAS A. KEITH III, M.D.; A. WILLIAM SCHREINER, M.D.
Hemophilus influenzae is regarded as an uncommon pathogen in the adult. The presence of this organism in the respiratory tract of patients free from acute respiratory infection and the infrequency of well-documented reports of H. influenzae pneumonia have led clinicians to disregard this organism in the etiology of acute respiratory illness in adults.
A patient, W. S., admitted to the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital in February, 1960, with bronchopneumonia and H. influenzae in his sputum stimulated us to investigate the possible etiologic significance of this organism in other patients with acute bronchopulmonary infections. The incidence, methods of diagnosis, pathogenesis, and
THOMAS A. KEITH, A. WILLIAM SCHREINER. Hemophilus Influenzae in Adult Bronchopulmonary Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:27–38. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-1-27
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