Bordetella pertussis infection in a child with completed primary immunization: A case report.

Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics

PubMedID: 23291950

Shankar AG, Lee A, Reddy H, Seymour M. Bordetella pertussis infection in a child with completed primary immunization: A case report. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013;9(2):322-4.
A 20 mo old male child, born at 31 weeks, presented to an out-of-hours General Practitioner (GP) with a 7 d history of cough and fever. There was history of post-tussive vomiting. On assessment a pernasal swab was cultured from which B. pertussis was isolated. This child had received a complete course of primary immunization. In the light of recent increase in Pertussis cases in the United Kingdom we would like to use this case report to increase the awareness among clinicians to the possibility of a diagnosis of whooping cough even in children with completed primary immunization and particularly in preterm infants.