Whooping cough in a renal transplant recipient.

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.

Authors:Garbiras M1, Shabaka A1, Calvo N1, Martin L1, Moreno MA1, Lopez de la Manzanara V1, Sanchez-Fructuoso A1.
Journal:Transpl Infect Dis. 2016