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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 14. No. 4, 2009

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2009;14:279-281

Case Report

One Infant with Pertussis in Macau

Y Lee, KM Ieong, KM Lui


Pertussis is one of the causes of episodic cyanosis and apnoea in infancy. Early establishment of the diagnosis is important to minimise this highly contagious infectious disease. We report an infant presented to our department with cough and apnoea and was subsequently diagnosed to have pertussis. Seventy healthcare workers were involved and received the prophylactic antibiotics. Pertussis has not been reported for years in Macau and we would like to use this index case to alert clinicians' awareness about the potential resurgence of the disease in our locality.

Keyword : Apnoea; Cyanosis; Infant; Pertussis

Abstract in Chinese


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