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Severe Pertussis in an Infant

Ekaterina Vlkova, Margarita Dimova Gospodinova

Abstract

Despite high vaccine coverage, pertussis remains a global health concern. Recently, the incidence of infection has risen in Europe and other developed countries. Healthcare providers should be aware of the possibility of pertussis not only among unvaccinated infants but also among adolescents and adults, in whom pertussis often is misdiagnosed.

Keywords

pertussis, acellular pertussis vaccine, infant, cough

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v51i1.5871

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About The Authors

Ekaterina Vlkova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine

Margarita Dimova Gospodinova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine

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