Complications of Whooping Cough


About complications: Complications of Whooping Cough are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Whooping Cough. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Whooping Cough and complications of Whooping Cough is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Whooping Cough: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Whooping Cough includes:

Complications of Whooping Cough: Major complications are most common among infants and young children and include hypoxia, apnea, pneumonia, seizures, encephalopathy, and malnutrition. Young children can die from pertussis; in the United States 5-10 children die every year. Most deaths occur among unvaccinated children or children too young to be vaccinated.1

1. excerpt from Pertussis: DBMD

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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