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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

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Invasive Type e Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Italy

Marina Cerquetti*Comments to Author , Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti*, Rita Cardines*, Stefania Salmaso*, Giovanna Renna*, Paola Mastrantonio*, and the Hi Study Group
Author affiliations: *Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

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Table 2

Clinical data of patients with Hie invasive disease and characterization of isolatesa

Patient
no. Mo/yr of onset Age Gender Signs and symptoms Underlying condition Outcome Site of isolation Biotype PFGE pattern Copy no. of cap e locus
1
01/2000
75
M
Bacteremic pneumonia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Died
Blood
IV
1a
1
2
05/2000
35
M
Meningitis
Head trauma from car accident
Survived
CSF
IV
2
1
3
10/2000
65
M
Septicemia
Retro-peritoneal sarcoma
Died
Blood
IV
1
1
4
02/2001
98
F
Bacteremic pneumonia
Chronic heart disease
Died
Blood
IV
1
1
5 12/2001 33 F Meningitis None Survived CSF I 1 1

aHie, Haemophilus influenzae type e; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; M, male; F, female.

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1Members of the Hi Study Group: Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica: Patrizia Carbonari; Associazione Microbiologi Clinici Italiani (AMCLI): Pierluigi Nicoletti, Antonio Goglio; Regione Piemonte: Angela Ruggenini Moiraghi, Stefania Orecchia, Annalisa Castella, and Carla Zotti; Provincia Autonoma di Trento: Valter Carraro, Iole Caola, and Anna Calì; Regione Veneto: Giovanni Gallo; Regione Liguria: Pietro Crovari, Cristina Giordano, Pietro Tixi, and Marina Lemmi; Regione Toscana: Paolo Bonanni, Alessia Tomei, Patrizia Pecile, Emanuela Balocchini, and Lucia Pecori; Regione Campania: Francesco Santonastasi, Loredana Cafaro, and Vittorio Pagano; Regione Puglia: Salvatore Barbuti and Maria Chironna.

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