Rapid increase in pertactin-deficient Bordetella pertussis
The assay targets the IS481 and IS1001 sequence of the Bordetella pertussis
and Bordetella pertussis
Transmission of Bordetella pertussis
to young infants.
van der Maas et al., "Immunological signatures after Bordetella pertussis
infection demonstrate importance of pulmonary innate immune cells," PLoS ONE, vol.
To our knowledge, this is the first case to report a previously undetected problem in a critically ill pediatric patient with Bordetella pertussis
and thiamine deficiency on VA ECMO versus a consequence of an isolated series of medical mishaps.
The original diagnosis had been confirmed by a positive result for Bordetella pertussis
nasopharyngeal aspirate specimen culture and the disease had been treated with erythromycin.
Nine bacteria were measured, including Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella ornithinolytica, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, and Bordetella pertussis
. One fungus (yeast) was also detected.
The high contagious disease, which is an infection of the respiratory system, is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis
. In some countries it is called the 100 days" cough.
infects up to 80% of exposed, naive individuals and is particularly risky for infants, the researchers noted.
On September 5, 2014, the public health department of a Maryland hospital was notified of a case of Bordetella pertussis
infection confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a staff health care worker (HCW).