Pertussis in the Newborn: certainties and uncertainties in 2014.

Bordetella pertussis infection remains a serious potential health risk to infants, specially in those too young to be vaccinated. Over the recent years, numerous sources highlighted a widespread resurgence, making it, again, a challenging disease. Globally, pertussis is ranked among the 10 leading causes of childhood mortality. This review summarizes the most recent literature and will address the most important aspects that pediatricians and neonatologists must be familiar with, when treating a newborńs pertussis infection.


Authors:Rocha G1, Soares P2, Soares H2, Pissarra S2, Guimarães H2.

Journal:Paediatr Respir Rev. 2014