Problem

Whooping cough

Other Names:
Hooping cough
Pertussis
Chin-cough
Nature:

Whooping cough is an acute, highly communicable respiratory disease, worldwide in distribution and among the most acute infections of children. It can cause convulsions, ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, collapses lungs and sometimes brain damage. It is the cause of more school absenteeism than any other infectious disease.

Subject(s):
Medicine Respiratory system
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 10:35 CEST