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Pertussis infection in infants and children: Treatment and prevention

Sylvia Yeh, MD
Section Editor
Morven S Edwards, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD


The treatment and prevention of pertussis (whooping cough) infection in infants and children will be discussed here. The clinical presentation, including complications, and the diagnosis of pertussis infants and children; the microbiology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of pertussis infection; and the clinical features, treatment, and prevention of pertussis in adolescents and adults are discussed separately:

(See "Pertussis infection in infants and children: Clinical features and diagnosis".)

(See "Pertussis infection: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathogenesis".)

(See "Pertussis infection in adolescents and adults: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis".)

(See "Pertussis infection in adolescents and adults: Treatment and prevention".)


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