JOHN P. CAPELLI, M.D.; J. WOODROW SAVACOOL, M.D.; EILEEN L. RANDALL, PH.D.
A little-known bacillus that has recently stimulated the interest of bacteriologists and that has appeared in certain important clinical situations is Hemophilus aphrophilus. The organism was first described in 1940 by Khairat (1) in association with a fatal case of endocarditis. It was not reported in association with clinical disease again until 1958. At that time, Toschach and Bain (2) described a second case of endocarditis. A total of seven cases of H. aphrophilus endocarditis and one case of a brain abscess have been described (3-5), but pneumonia and empyema due to this organism have not been reported. The present
CAPELLI JP, SAVACOOL JW, RANDALL EL. Hemophilus Aphrophilus Empyema. Ann Intern Med. ;62:771–777. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-771
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):771-777.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use