Abstrakt

Whooping cough is an infectious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. Particularly children under the age of six months can be severely affected by the infection. Severe leukocytosis may lead to thrombosis and pulmonary hypertension and eventually circulatory failure and death. This a case report of a three-week-old girl with malignant pertussis, who due to respiratory insufficiency was mechanically ventilated, and her severe leucocytosis was treated with exchange blood transfusion. Whooping cough may partially be prevented with efficient vaccination programmes.

Bidragets oversatte titelMalignant pertussis in a three-week-old girl
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind183
Udgave nummer1
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 4 jan. 2021

Emneord

  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Leukocytosis
  • Respiratory Insufficiency/etiology
  • Vaccination
  • Whooping Cough/diagnosis

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