Hemophilus influenzae type B buccal cellulitis

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During a 10-year period there were seventy-two cases of buccal cellulitis caused by Hemophilus influenzae type b (HIb). Patients ranged in age from 3 months to 3 years; 72% were less than 1 year of age. Most children had a poorly demarcated, violaceous discoloration of one cheek. Sixty-eight percent of patients had an associated otitis media, and HIb was isolated from middle ear aspirates of twenty-two of twenty-three children. Bacteremia was present in 86% of patients, and five (7.6%) had associated meningitis. Ampicillin, chloramphenicol, cephamandole, or a combination of ampicillin and chloramphenicol, all proved effective for therapy of this condition. The duration of fever was more prolonged after cephamandole or chloramphenicol alone. Recommendations for diagnosis and treatment are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume4
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1981

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Cellulitis
Cheek
Haemophilus influenzae
Chloramphenicol
Cefamandole
Haemophilus influenzae type b
Ampicillin
Otitis Media
Middle Ear
Bacteremia
Meningitis
Fever
Therapeutics

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Hemophilus influenzae type B buccal cellulitis. / Ginsburg, C. M.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 6, 1981, p. 661-664.

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