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Whooping cough and admission rates

Early discharge from paediatric intensive care (PICU) increases the risk of readmission and poor outcomes in infants with whooping cough, warn New Zealand researchers.They studied 72 children admitted to PICU with pertussis over four years. Of these 19 had to be readmitted to the unit. Most subjects were less than 12 months old. Apnoea or paroxysmal cough was present in ...

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