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 1416 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A curated genome-scale metabolic model of Bordetella pertussis metabolism.
 

Author(s): Nick Fyson, Jerry King, Thomas Belcher, Andrew Preston, Caroline Colijn

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The Gram-negative bacterium Bordetella pertussis is the causative agent of whooping cough, a serious respiratory infection causing hundreds of thousands of deaths annually worldwide. There are effective vaccines, but their production requires growing large quantities of B. pertussis. ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017

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[Features of Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella spp. infection and whopping cough in Córdoba province, Argentina].
 

Author(s): Víctor O Giayetto, Sebastián Blanco, Arnaldo Mangeaud, María G Barbás, Analía Cudolá, Sandra V Gallego

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017 Apr;34(2):108-115.

 

Whooping cough is a re-emerging infection in the world and Latin America.

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2017

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Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Detection of Bordetella pertussis in Mexican Infants and Their Contacts: A 3-Year Multicenter Study.
 

Author(s): Alejandra Aquino-Andrade, Gabriel Martínez-Leyva, Jocelin Mérida-Vieyra, Patricia Saltigeral, Antonino Lara, Wendy Domínguez, Silvestre García de la Puente, Agustín De Colsa

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2017 Sep;188():217-223.e1.

 

To evaluate the usefulness of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) as a diagnostic method for the detection of Bordetella pertussis in hospitalized patients aged <1 year with a clinical diagnosis of whooping cough, as well as to identify the role of household contacts as a ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 83 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The importance of Bordetella pertussis strains which do not produce virulence factors in the epidemiology of pertussis.
 

Author(s): Maciej Polak, Anna Lutyńska

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Bordetella pertussis strains, which have lost the ability to produce antigens, such as pertactin - Prn, pertussis toxin - Ptx, filamentous haemagglutinin - FHA, fimbriae type 2 and 3 - Fim 2 and 3, tracheal colonization factor - TcfA, have recently been isolated in countries with ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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[Recent progress in clinical research on pertussis].
 

Author(s): Dan-Xia Wu, Qiang Chen, Kun-Ling Shen

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Sep;18(9):897-902.

 

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Despite the high vaccination coverage, re-emergence of pertussis has been reported in many countries over the past two decades. With the increase in the incidence of pertussis, there has been a shift in the epidemiological features: ...

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2016

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Epidemiology and economic burden of measles, mumps, pertussis, and varicella in Germany: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Oliver Damm, Julian Witte, Stefanie Wetzka, Christine Prosser, Sebastian Braun, Robert Welte, Wolfgang Greiner

Journal: Int J Public Health. 2016 Sep;61(7):847-60.

 

Despite the availability of vaccines and the existence of public vaccination recommendations, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases still cause public health debate. The objective of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the current epidemiology and economic ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2016

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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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Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Pertussis Immunization Programs in Low Income Countries
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bordetella Pertussis, Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 30 May 2017

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