Diagnosis and Treatment
Haemophilus influenzae disease, including Hib disease, is treated with antibiotics, usually for 10 days.
Haemophilus influenzae disease, including Hib disease, is treated with antibiotics, usually for 10 days. Most cases of invasive disease (when bacteria invade parts of the body that are normally free from germs) require hospitalization. Even with antibiotic treatment, 3%-6% of all children with Hib meningitis die from the disease.
When Haemophilus influenzae bacteria cause a non-invasive infection, like bronchitis or an ear infection, antibiotics may be given to prevent complications. Learn more about using antibiotics for respiratory infections.
Lumbar puncture to collect sample of cerebrospinal fluid
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