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Severe neonatal pertussis treated by salbutamol.
  1. A Y Tam,
  2. C Y Yeung


    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.

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