M Taziarova, K Holeckova, A Lesnakova, V Sladeckova, M Bartkovjak, S Seckova, P Bukovinova, F Hvizdak, V Svabova, L Findova, P Kisac, P Beno, F Bauer, M Kovac, M Karvaj, B Rudinsky, I Sabo, M Bielova, R Luzica, O Wiczmandyova, M Huttova, A Ondrusova
Despite of 10 years vaccination of all children within 1st year in Slovakia against H. influenzae, this severe infection still occurs. Among 201 cases of community acquired bacterial meningitis, 14 (7%) were caused by H. influenzae serotype B. Outcome however, after early institution of treatment was fortunately positive - only 1 patient died (7.1% mortality) and in 2 other neurologic sequellae occurred (14.3%), which were transient and mild.
November 2007: Neuro Endocrinology Letters