Bordetella species in children with cystic fibrosis: what do we know? The role in acute exacerbations and chronic course.

Despite vaccination, pertussis is still endemic in the Netherlands. A literature search was performed to verify what is known about the role of Bordetella species in children with cystic fibrosis, with regard to the incidence of Bordetella infections, the involvement in pulmonary exacerbations and the influence on chronic course. Little is known about the… CONTINUE READING