Are there any complications of the Hib infection?
Yes, complications of Hib infection can develop quickly and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening.
Some complications include:
- meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord)
- epiglottitis (inflammation of the flap and the top of the windpipe)
- pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
- osteomyelitis (infection of the bones and joints)
- cellulitis (infection under the skin, usually on the face)
Sources & Citations
5. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-hib (accessed 9 March 2020).
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