Haemophilus Influenzae Infections | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is Haemophilus influenzae diagnosed?

Your child's doctor may diagnose the illness based on an examination and a medical history. Specific tests will depend on the location of the infection. In some cases, your doctor may take:

  • a culture of fluid from the eye, ear, throat or spinal fluid
  • chest or neck x-ray
  • blood tests

How is Haemophilus influenzae treated?

Antibiotics may be used to treat H. influenzae infections. The length of treatment varies depending on the location and severity of the infection.