Update on pertussis in children.

  title={Update on pertussis in children.},
  author={Ulrich Heininger},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={8 2},
Pertussis (or whooping cough) is a frequent and important infectious disease of the respiratory tract, mainly caused by the Gram-negative rod bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Although it is frequently believed that pertussis is exclusively a 'childhood disease', in reality it occurs at any age but is most serious in young infants. Adults are the main reservoir for B. pertussis today and pertussis remains an endemic disease worldwide despite the availability of comprehensive immunization programs… CONTINUE READING


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