H. influenzae Vaccines in HIV

Frederick M. Hecht, Annamari Ranki, Pauli Leinikki, Kai Krohn, Seppo Sarna, Sirkka Liisa Valle, M. C. Steinhoff, B. S. Auerbach, K. E. Nelson, D. Vlahov, N. M.H. Graham, R. E. Chaisson

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To the Editor: Although Steinhoff et al. (Dec. 26 issue)1 provide important insights into the immunologic responses of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines, I am concerned that their finding that vaccination was successful in raising antibody levels may be extrapolated into a guideline of clinical practice. The authors point out that minimal information is available about the serotypes of H. influenzae that cause pneumonia in patients with HIV infection and that additional information is needed. Although type b is the chief cause of H. influenzae meningitis in children, the epidemiologic features of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1571
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 4 1992

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