[Pertussis infection and fatal pulmonary hypertension]

K Menif, A Bouziri, A Khaldi, A Hamdi, S Belhadj, N Benjaballah
Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie 2010, 17 (11): 1550-2
Pertussis is ranked among the leading causes of childhood mortality. The most catastrophic clinical complication of pertussis in infants, intractable pulmonary hypertension with shock, is not very well known. We describe the clinical course of a fatal case of severe pertussis complicated by refractory pulmonary hypertension and shock in a 2-month-old infant.

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