CALDERON HOWE, M.D.
Acute purulent meningitis caused by Hemophilus influenzae occurs rarely in adult persons. The case reported recently by Pike1 brings the total number recorded to only 29. Two additional cases of meningitis in adults caused by H. influenzae, type b, are the subject of this communication.
Case 1 (figure 1). The patient, a 42 year old truck driver without significant past medical history, was admitted at 10:30 a.m. on November 27, 1947. About four hours previously he had awakened with frontal headache so severe as to evoke a cry of pain, and shortly thereafter experienced a shaking chill and
HOWE C. HEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE MENINGITIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:141–145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-141
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(1):141-145.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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