Bordetella parapertussis

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Related to Bordetella parapertussis: Bordetella bronchiseptica, Bordetella pertussis

Bor·de·tel·la par·a·per·tus·'sis

a bacterial species that causes a whooping cough-like disease, usually milder than that seen with Bordetella pertussis.

Bordetella parapertussis

A small, aerobic, gram-negative bacillus, the DNA of which is similar to B pertussis. Infection with B parapertussis is usually milder but, like B pertussis, it may cause death, especially in very young children.


a genus of gram-negative bacteria which cause respiratory disease in a number of species.

Bordetella avium
the cause of turkey coryza. Previously called Alcaligenes fecalis.
Bordetella bronchiseptica
a small, gram-negative, motile bacillus. A normal inhabitant of the respiratory tract in humans, dogs and pigs, but also causes pneumonia, stillbirths, abortions, canine infectious tracheobronchitis (see kennel cough) and atrophic rhinitis in pigs.
Bordetella parapertussis
implicated in pneumonia in sheep, in association with Mannheimia haemolytica.
Bordetella pertussis
the cause of whooping cough in humans. Used as an adjuvant for immunostimulation.
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Description of a multiplex Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis LightCycler PCR assay with inhibition control.
Clearance of Bordetella parapertussis from the lower respiratory tract requires humoral and cellular immunity.
PFGE and pertactin gene sequencing suggest limited genetic variability within the Finnish Bordetella parapertussis population.
Infection H Campylobacter jejuni infection H Chlamydia trachomatis infection H Enterovirus infection H Escherichia coli O157 infection F (4) Giardia lamblia infection H Neisseria gonorroeae infection H Haemophilus influenzae, invasive infection H Hepatitis A virus infection H Hepatitis B virus infection H Hepatitis C virus infection H Bordetella parapertussis infection H B.
The differentiation of Bordetella parapertussis and Bordetella pertussis from humans and animals as determined by DNA polymorphism mediated by two different insertion sequence elements suggests their phylogenetic relationship.
Bordetella parapertussis infection in children: epidemiology, clinical symptoms, and molecular characteristics of isolates.