Haemophilus influenzae

Haemophilus Satellite Cells

Hemophilic bacteria are so designated because they require growth factors contained in blood. The most important human pathogen in this genus is H. influenzae. Other Haemophilus species either infect only animals or are found in the normal human mucosal flora. These latter include H. parainfluenzae, H. hemolyticus, H. segnis, H. aphrophilus, and H. paraphrophilus. These species can cause infections on occasion. Morphology and culture. Haemophilus are small length 1.0-1.5 im, width 0.3 im ,...