DiseaseINFOPACK - Non typeable Haemophilus influenzae
Published: March 2009
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae: Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is a gram-negative bacterium which is a major cause of acute otitis media (AOM) and invasive infections such as bacteremia and pneumonia.
This DiseaseINFOPACK report is an expert secondary review of the current literature (March 2008) providing the reader with a detailed overview of the pathogen, its epidemiology, through to its clinical impact in major clinical manifestations. The report also includes a focus on the changing microbiology of AOM and the relative importance of NTHi according to currently available journal literature per country. An assessment of the AOM/NTHi dynamics with regard to current and new pneumococcal vaccines e.g. GSK Biological's Synflorix is also included.