Intraamniotic Haemophilus influenzae infection Academic Article uri icon


  • JR Leiberman 1, ZJ Hagay 1, and R. Dagan 2 1 Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology and 2 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Soroka University Hospital, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel … Summary. Haemophilus influenzae was identified in the amniotic fluid of a patient who had a genetic amniocentesis and later aborted … Key words: Haemophilus influenzae - Chorioamnionitis - Amniotic infec- tion - Sepsis in pregnancy … Intraamniotic infection by Haemophilus influenzae is a rare event. Only a few case reports have been published, in which the source of infection was maternal pneumonia (Winn and Egley 1987), sinusitis (Ogden and Amstey 1979) or a probable ascending infection following premature rupture of the membranes (Gibson and Williams 1978). We now report a case of primary amniotic fluid infection by Haemophilus influenzae … A 35-year-old married woman, gravida III, para II, was admitted at 16 …

publication date

  • September 1, 1989