Severe soft tissue infection of the lower extremity caused by Haemophilus influenzae (serotype f, biotype II) in an adult patient

Hideharu Hagiya, Tomoko Murase, Hiromichi Naito, Shingo Hagioka, Naoki Morimoto

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The infection caused by non-b-type Haemophilus influenzae has been increasing in this Hib (H.influenzae serotype b) vaccination era. H.influenzae serotype f (Hif) is considered as one of those emerging pathogens. In general, H.influenzae is a common pathogen of such as pneumonia, otitis media, and meningitis, but is rare in soft tissue infection, especially at the extremity. We report a rare case of severe soft tissue infection caused by Hif which occurred at the lower extremity of immunocompetent adult patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1783-1787
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2012



  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Hif
  • Serotype f
  • Soft tissue infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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