Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia

Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia
bacterial pneumonia caused by infection with Haemophilus influenzae, seen mainly in young children and debilitated or immunocompromised adults; it sometimes progresses to life-threatening conditions such as meningitis, pericarditis, endocarditis, and epiglottitis that can cause obstruction of the airway.

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