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Haemophilus influenzae infections in siblings: the need for prophylaxis.
  1. A Dale,
  2. S Court
  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.


    An 8 month old child developed Haemophilus influenzae meningitis 12 days after his elder brother had developed epiglottitis. There is not at present in the United Kingdom a recognised policy for prophylactic treatment of contacts of patients with H influenzae infection. Variations in clinical practice were confirmed by the result of a survey of paediatricians in the Northern region.

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