Rare sickness kills child; officials urge vaccination – CNN.com

Rare sickness kills child; officials urge vaccination – CNN.com

They’re talking about Hib.

This is significant; back in medical school, epiglottitis was a frequently discussed topic in our texts because it appeared so frequently before the vaccine. I don’t think our current crop of residents have seen a kiddo with Hib epiglottitis; the vaccination programs have been that good. Looks like we’re gonna have to relearn how to manage these kiddos.

Don’t even want to think about Hib meningitis.

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