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Haemophilus influenzae causes purulent salpingitis

  • Jorma Paavonen
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Matti Lehtinen
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Klaus Teisala
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Pentti K. Heinonen
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Reijo Punnonen
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Risto Aine
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Ari Miettinen
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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  • Paul Grönroos
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    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Pathology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland

    the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Central Hospital Tampere, Finland
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      Abstract

      We describe two patients with laparoscopically diagnosed, severe acute salpingitis who had nontypable Haemophilus influenzae isolated directly from the fallopian tubes. Nontypable H. influenzae should be recognized as an important genital pathogen.

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