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 1457 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A newborn with pertussis accompanying nephrotic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Münevver Kaynak-Türkmen, Fulya Cengiz-Erdem, Ferah Sönmez, İlknur Girişgen, Murat Telli, Afig Berdeli

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;56(6):665-8.

 

Pertussis or whooping cough is a vaccine-preventable disease that still remains a serious infection in neonates and young infants. The disease is particularly severe in infants less than three months old, who are often infected by their parents. Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2015

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Pertussis in children in the İstanbul Faculty of Medicine: results for four years.
 

Author(s): Lütfiye Öksüz, Selda Hançerli, Ayper Somer, Nuran Salman, Nezahat Gürler

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;56(6):632-7.

 

We investigated the frequency of pertussis among children in the İstanbul Faculty of Medicine Hospital during a period of four years. Clinical specimens were obtained from children who exhibited symptoms of whooping cough; a portion of the cases were confirmed microbiologically by ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2015

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Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Guidance for Use as a Booster Dose.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Liang, Greg Wallace, Gina Mootrey

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On March 24, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration licensed an additional combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) and inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine (DTaP-IPV) (Quadracel, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.). Quadracel is the second DTaP-IPV vaccine ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 81 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The burden of pertussis in low- and middle-income countries since the inception of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in 1974: a systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Rudzani Muloiwa, Benjamin M Kagina, Mark E Engel, Gregory D Hussey

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Vaccine against pertussis has been in use for several decades. Despite the widespread use of pertussis vaccine, evidence shows resurgence of pertussis in high-income countries. Pertussis surveillance data is largely missing from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Without data ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Prevention of pertussis through adult vaccination.
 

Author(s): Manika Suryadevara, Joseph B Domachowske

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 ;11(7):1744-7.

 

Pertussis is a vaccine preventable respiratory infection. Young infants are at high risk of developing severe complications from infection. Despite high rates of pediatric vaccine uptake, there continues to be increases in pertussis cases, likely due to waning immunity from childhood ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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Pertussis models to inform vaccine policy.
 

Author(s): Patricia T Campbell, James M McCaw, Jodie McVernon

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 ;11(3):669-78.

 

Pertussis remains a challenging public health problem with many aspects of infection, disease and immunity poorly understood. Initially controlled by mass vaccination, pertussis resurgence has occurred in some countries with well-established vaccination programs, particularly among ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2015

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Study of BPZE1 (High Dose) Nasal Live Attenuated B. Pertussis Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pertussis; Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015

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Study of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed in Healthy Subjects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tetanus; Diphtheria; Pertussis; Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 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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