Serious pertussis overlooked in infants

Eur J Pediatr. 1992 May;151(5):342-3. doi: 10.1007/BF02113254.


Two infants with life-threatening pertussis are presented in whom the diagnosis was delayed. A review of pertinent literature suggests that the diagnosis of pertussis in infants is frequently missed and therefore the morbidity and mortality from this disease is underestimated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Whooping Cough / diagnosis*