Kansenshogaku Zasshi
Online ISSN : 1884-569X
Print ISSN : 0387-5911
ISSN-L : 0387-5911
Continuous Occurrence of Two Cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b Meningitis Caused by Different Strains in a Day Nursery
Tadashi HOSHINOAkira NAKAMURANobuyasu ISHIKAWANaruhiko ISHIWADAYoichi KOHNO
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2003 Volume 77 Issue 8 Pages 631-634

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Two cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) meningitis were occurred continuously in a day nursery. Both isolates obtained from cerebrospinal fluids of 2 patients were β lactamase producing amoxicillin/clavulanic acid sensitive strains. But biotypes and restriction fragment length polymorphism patterns by Sma I digested pulse-field gel electrophoresis of two isolates were different, respectively. Although it was already reported simultaneous occurrence of two cases of Hib meningitis caused by same strain through the nursery contact, none were reported by different strains. It was considered that two colonized strains had caused meningitis in two patients continuously.

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