Haemophilus influenzae can cause serious infections in all age groups. American literature has recently indicated an increased incidence of serious Haemophilus influenzae infections in adults. Ampicillin-resistant strains are isolated with increasing frequency in many European countries, and they represent a potential epidemiological and therapeutic problem. The report evaluated the present situation at Ulleval Hospital. Serious infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae should initially be treated with chloramphenicol to avoid therapeutic problems caused by ampicillin-resistant strains.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|