Severe pertussis pneumonia managed with exchange transfusion

Said Al Hanshi, Mohammed Al Ghafri, Suad Al Ismaili

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We describe in this case report one month old baby admitted to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with severe pertussis pneumonia. The baby was deteriorating despite being on supportive management including High Frequency Oscillator ventilation (HFOV). However, she showed dramatic improvement after exchange blood transfusion (ET) and was discharged home. We hope that this report will add to the previously published experiences in management of severe pertussis. It will also alert general physicians about pertussis pneumonia and the importance of early referral and abrupt management for a better prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopheresis
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe pertussis
  • Whole blood exchange transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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