Haemophilus influenzae lobar pneumonia with underlying multiple myeloma : a case report
CITATION: Maritz, F. J. & Jourbert, J. 1980. Haemophilus influenzae lobar pneumonia with underlying multiple myeloma : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 57:1098-1100.
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Haemophilus influenzae is an uncommon but important cause of lobar pneumonia, specifically in patients whose host defence mechanisms are impaired by unrecognized underlying diseases. A case of H. influenzae lobar pneumonia in a patient with underlying multiple myeloma is presented. The clinical features, treatment and procedures which aid in making the diagnosis are briefly discussed.