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Pertussis in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2689510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports a one-month-old female with a one-week history of low grade fever and rhinorrhea, and one day of intermittent cough and cyanosis. The signs and symptoms are typical for pertussis in an infant less than six months old. The incidence of pertussis in the neonate and infant appears to be increasing. The disease still carries significant morbidity and mortality, especially in this age group. Pertussis should be included in the differential diagnosis of protracted cough with cyanosis or vomiting, persistent rhinorrhea, and marked lymphocytosis in children under six months of age.
J J Bocka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-01     Completed Date:  1990-02-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48072.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine
Erythromycin Estolate / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
United States
Whooping Cough* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine; 3521-62-8/Erythromycin Estolate

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