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Severe and unrecognised: pertussis in UK infants
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    Central apnoea and bradycardia documented on polysomnography in an infant infected with pertussis
    • Maissa Rayyan, fellow neonatology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gunnar Naulaers, Hans Daniels, Stefaan Van Lierde, Hugo Devlieger

    Dear Editor

    Pertussis is generally not suspected and under diagnosed in the early infancy nowadays.[1]

    The presentation is often atypical. Sixty percent (20/33) of the infants observed in this study presented with apnoea. Pertussis related apnoeas have not been described in detail in literature. We recently reported polysomnographic studies of 3 infants with unexpected, prolonged central apnoeas infected wit...

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