Whooping cough in a renal transplant recipient

Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;18(2):280-3. doi: 10.1111/tid.12503. Epub 2016 Mar 1.


Whooping cough is a respiratory infection with a severity that varies with age, immune status, and probably with other factors such as the degree of exposure and the virulence of the organism. The most frequent microorganism responsible for whooping cough is Bordetella pertussis. We present the case of a 62-year-old renal transplant recipient presenting with typical and severe manifestations of whooping cough caused by B. pertussis.

Keywords: Bordetella pertussis; renal transplant; respiratory infection; stridor; whooping cough.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Whooping Cough / drug therapy
  • Whooping Cough / etiology*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents