Pertussis

Common Name(s)

Pertussis, Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Whooping cough primarily affects young children who have not completed the full course of vaccinations. Symptoms appear mild at first including runny nose, sneezing, mild fever, and dry cough. After one to two weeks, the symptoms worsen. More severe symptoms include prolonged coughing attacks that provoke vomitting, result in red or blue face, and cause extreme fatigue. During coughing attacks the coughs may end with a high-pitched "whoop" sound during an inhale.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 1501 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy and Protection against Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Marta C Nunes, Clare L Cutland, Shabir A Madhi

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 03;378(13):1257-1258.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Challenges of interpreting epidemiologic surveillance pertussis data with changing diagnostic and immunization practices: the case of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Eder Gatti Fernandes, Ana Marli Christovam Sartori, Patrícia Coelho de Soárez, Telma Regina M P Carvalhanas, Marcela Rodrigues, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes

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A significant increase in pertussis incidence occurred in Brazil, from 2011 to 2014, despite high coverage of childhood immunization with whole-cell-pertussis (wP) containing vaccines. This study presents pertussis surveillance data from São Paulo state and discusses the challenges ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Molecular epidemiology of Bordetella pertussis in Greece, 2010-2015.
 

Author(s): Evangelia Petridou, Christel Barker Jensen, Athanasios Arvanitidis, Maria Giannaki-Psinaki, Athanasios Michos, Karen Angeliki Krogfelt, Randi Føns Petersen

Journal: J. Med. Microbiol.. 2018 Mar;67(3):400-407.

 

To determine the predominant strains of Bordetella pertussis in Greece during 2010-2015.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 99 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fatal malignant pertussis with hyperleukocytosis in a Chinese infant: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Shu-Feng Tian, Hong-Mei Wang, Ji-Kui Deng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0549.

 

Pertussis has re-emerged on a global scale and is an ongoing public health problem, even in countries with high rates of vaccination. Hyperleukocytosis [white blood cell (WBC) count >100 × 10/L] is a rare complication that strongly predicts mortality in cases of severe pertussis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: Security and effectiveness in the protection of the infant].
 

Author(s): Rodolfo Villena, Pamela Vidal, Felipe Carrillo, Mónica Salinas

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. 2017 Jun;88(3):318-323.

 

Whooping cough is an immune preventable disease that can be life threatening. Despite infant immunization starting at 2 month of age, there are many cases and outbreaks in our country and also around the world, with a high risk of mortality specially in infants under 6 month of age. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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No pain no gain? Adjuvant effects of alum and monophosphoryl lipid A in pertussis and HPV vaccines.
 

Author(s): Thomas C Mitchell, Carolyn R Casella

Journal: Curr. Opin. Immunol.. 2017 Aug;47():17-25.

 

Development of non-infectious subunit vaccines is hampered by a slow pipeline of new adjuvants to replace or enhance alum in part because expectations of safety are high. Transient vaccine side effects are not clinical priorities because they cause no lasting harm and vaccine development ...

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Pertussis Immunization During Pregnancy: Effect in Term and Preterm Infants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pertussis

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Pertussis Immunization Programs in Low Income Countries
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bordetella Pertussis, Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2017

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Pertussis Immunization Programs in Low Income Countries - Ivory Coast
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Bordetella Pertussis, Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2018

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