Table 1.

Clinical and Epidemiologic Characteristics

Patient NumberPFGE PatternAge/GenderOnsetSite(s)CountyVaccinesHousehold SizeRisk FactorsComplicationsOutcome
1I6 mo/F12/21/98CSF, bloodUtahHib × 38Child careRenal failure, purpura fulminans, brain abcess, subdural empyemaHearing loss, developmental delay
2I12 mo/F06/29/99CSF, bloodUtahHib × 34Child careAseptic necrosis of hip, subdural empyema, prolonged feverHearing loss, loss of developmental milestones
3II7 mo/F10/4/99CSF, bloodSalt LakeNone14CrowdingSubdural effusion, prolonged feverRecovered
4II13 mo/M10/23/99CSF, bloodSalt LakeHib × 34NoneRecovered
5I4 y/M09/18/99SputumWashingtonUnknown13CrowdingNoneRecovered