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Fatal neonatal septicaemia and meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae acquired from the mother.
  1. B. Chattopadhyay


    A fatal case of neonatal Haemophilus influenzae type b, septicaemia and meningitis is described. Although the mother was asymptomatic, maternal genital tract culture yielded H. influenzae which was indistinguishable from the strain found in the infant. Despite the rarity of this organism as a cause of neonatal sepsis, increased awareness is essential so that this important offending pathogen is not missed.

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