Five-Year Follow-up of a Severe Case of Pertussis in Oregon, 2012.

We describe the medical course and sequelae of an infant's severe pertussis illness through age 5½ years. The child has failed to meet developmental milestones, requires substantial medical care, and bears the burdens of chronic lung disease, stroke, epilepsy, impaired neurodevelopment, and problems with vision. The medical and social burden of pertussis among infants too young to be vaccinated underscores the importance of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy. PMID: 31568732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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