Arch Dis Child 61:600-602 doi:10.1136/adc.61.6.600
  • Research Article

Severe neonatal pertussis treated by salbutamol.


Two neonates with severe culture proven pertussis were successfully treated with salbutamol 0.5 mg three times daily. There was a demonstrable decrease in the total number of coughing spasms, their mean duration and severity. In one baby this was shown by the transcutaneous oxygen tension measurements.