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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829f0b1a
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Severe Pertussis in Newborns and Young Vulnerable Infants

Rocha, Gustavo MD*; Flôr-de-Lima, Filipa MD*; Soares, Paulo MD*†; Soares, Henrique MD*†; Pissarra, Susana MD*†; Proença, Elisa MD; Fernandes, Paula MD§; Quintas, Conceição MD; Martins, Teresa MD; Silva, Albina MD**; Guimarães, Hercília PhD*†

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A retrospective chart review of 18 nonvaccinated newborns and infants admitted to 6 intensive care units in the north of Portugal between 2007 and 2012 revealed a high rate of admissions in 2012 along with significant rates of severe pulmonary hypertension and mortality. Hyperleukocytosis was significantly associated with a more severe clinical picture and mortality.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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