Haemophilus parainfluenza bacteremia post-ERCP and cholecystectomy in a pediatric patient: A case report Academic Article uri icon

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  • Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a species that is commonly found in the human respiratory tract. It is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal infection and bacteremia. Here, we present the case of a 17-year-old boy who developed H. parainfluenzae bacteremia and intraabdominal abscess after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy followed by elective cholecystectomy within 3 days. The patient was successfully treated with IV ceftriaxone with improvement in symptoms and progressive resolution of his abscess. We report a pediatric case of H. parainfluenzae infection occurring post-ERCP and cholecystectomy, and describe the convergence of two major risk factors for H. parainfluenzae bacteremia in the same pediatric patient.


  • Popov, Jelena
  • Strikwerda, Arend
  • Gubbay, Jonathan
  • Pai, Nikhil

publication date

  • October 11, 2019