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Pulmonary Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 420284, 3 pages
Clinical Study

Emergence of Haemophilus influenzae Strains in the Nasopharynx of Children with Tuberculosis

1Epidemiology Department, State Vladivostok Medical University, Ostryakova 2, Vladivostok, Russia
2Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC), Russia

Received 16 March 2011; Revised 9 May 2011; Accepted 9 May 2011

Academic Editor: N. Ambrosino

Copyright © 2011 Alina V. Martynova et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Being rigorously studied, epidemiology aspects of Haemophilus influenzae carriage are still remaining unclear. Especially it concerns such a group as children with low immune status and also such group as children with tuberculosis infection. We examined nasopharyngeal tract of children with tuberculosis infection in remission and checked how often these children are carriers of Haemophilus influenzae strains. Also we gained microbiology characteristics of the isolates and defined the clinical significance of H. influenzae carriage in development of opportunistic infections in children with the tuberculosis infection.