Unformatted text preview: meningitis in children aged 6 months-2 years. It is uncommon in adults because of protective antibody. • Cellulitis, conjunctivitis, epiglottitis and arthritis may also result from Haemophilus infection. • For pneumonia in adult men, unencapsulated H. influenzae is second only to the pneumococcus ( S. pneumoniae ). Those affected are usually chronic smokers, alcoholics or elderly....
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, H. influenzae type, major virulence determinant