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Carotid Artery Dissection as a Possible Severe Complication of Pertussis in an Adult: Clinical Case Report and Review

M. Skowronski Danuta, Jane A. Buxton, Morris Hestrin, Robert D. Keyes, Kevin Lynch and Scott A. Halperin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 1, pages e1-e4
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/344776
Carotid Artery Dissection as a Possible Severe Complication of Pertussis in an Adult: Clinical Case Report and Review

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Adults can experience typical symptoms of pertussis. Complications due to severe paroxysmal coughing have been reported in this age group. We report carotid artery dissection as a possible severe complication of pertussis in a previously healthy adult. Adult booster immunization against pertussis should be considered to protect adults themselves from this illness and its potential complications.

Journal Article.  2351 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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