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Abstract Title:

Two Distinct Episodes of Whooping Cough Caused by Consecutive Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis Infections in a Fully Immunized Healthy Boy.

Abstract Source:

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Jul 6. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PMID: 27391699

Abstract Author(s):

Ulrich Heininger, Detlef Schlassa

Article Affiliation:

Ulrich Heininger

Abstract:

We describe a 5-year-old, fully immunized boy with PCR proven consecutive B. pertussis and B. parapertussis infections causing typical whooping cough at the age of 2 and 5 years, respectively. Neither pertussis immunization nor disease provides reliable immunity against further episodes of whooping cough.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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