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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The terms "Pertussis" returned 1523 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of molecular detection methods for pertussis in children during a state-wide outbreak.
 

Author(s): X Qin, D M Zerr, M P Kronman, A L Adler, J E Berry, S Rich, A M Buccat, M Xu, J A Englund

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A state-wide pertussis outbreak occurred in Washington during the winter-spring months of 2012, concurrent with respiratory viral season. We compared performance characteristics of a laboratory-developed pertussis PCR (LD-PCR for Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, and ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016

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Persistence of T-cell immune response induced by two acellular pertussis vaccines in children five years after primary vaccination.
 

Author(s): Raffaella Palazzo, Maria Carollo, Manuela Bianco, Giorgio Fedele, Ilaria Schiavoni, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Alberto Villani, Alberto E Tozzi, Françoise Mascart, Clara M Ausiello

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2016 Jan;39(1):35-47.

 

The resurgence of pertussis suggests the need for greater efforts to understand the long-lasting protective responses induced by vaccination. In this paper we dissect the persistence of T memory responses induced by primary vaccination with two different acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines, ...

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2016

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Association of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphism with Susceptibility to Symptomatic Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Wanda G H Han, Hennie M Hodemaekers, Bhawani Nagarajah, Martien M C Poelen, Kina Helm, Riny Janssen, Cécile A C M van Els

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Pertussis, caused by infection with the gram negative B. pertussis bacterium, is a serious respiratory illness that can last for months. While B. pertussis infection rates are estimated between 1-10% in the general population, notifications of symptomatic pertussis only comprise 0.01-0.1% ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2016

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 101 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States: A Review of Measles and Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Varun K Phadke, Robert A Bednarczyk, Daniel A Salmon, Saad B Omer

Journal: JAMA. 2016 Mar;315(11):1149-58.

 

Parents hesitant to vaccinate their children may delay routine immunizations or seek exemptions from state vaccine mandates. Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have drawn attention to this phenomenon. Improved understanding of the association between ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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[Is it time to vaccine pregnant woman against pertussis?].
 

Author(s): José Cofré

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Feb;33(1):55-8.

 

Pertussis may cause death in neonates and very young infants. In these ages pertussis vaccine has not been administered yet or infants haven't received enough doses of vaccine to protect them. Cocoon strategy have been implemented in several countries and has limited efficacy because ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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The pertussis enigma: reconciling epidemiology, immunology and evolution.
 

Author(s): Matthieu Domenech de Cellès, Felicia M G Magpantay, Aaron A King, Pejman Rohani

Journal: Proc. Biol. Sci.. 2016 Jan;283(1822):.

 

Pertussis, a highly contagious respiratory infection, remains a public health priority despite the availability of vaccines for 70 years. Still a leading cause of mortality in developing countries, pertussis has re-emerged in several developed countries with high vaccination coverage. ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 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: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Bordetella Pertussis, Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2016

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