parapertussis


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parapertussis

 [par″ah-per-tus´is]
an acute respiratory disease clinically indistinguishable from mild or moderate pertussis, caused by Bordetella parapertussis.

parapertussis

/para·per·tus·sis/ (-per-tus´is) an acute respiratory disease clinically indistinguishable from mild or moderate pertussis, caused by Bordetella parapertussis.

parapertussis

[per′əpərtus′is]
Etymology: Gk, para + L, per, very, tussis, cough
an acute bacterial respiratory infection caused by Bordetella parapertussis, having symptoms closely resembling those of pertussis. It is usually milder than pertussis, although it can be fatal. It is possible to be infected with both B. parapertussis and B. pertussis at the same time. A parapertussis vaccine is available and may be given in combination with pertussis vaccine.
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Prevalence of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis infections in Tunisian hospitalized infants: results of a 4-year prospective study.
Real-time LightCycler PCR for detection and discrimination of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis.
22) The TaqMan primers and probes presented in this study also exhibit cross-reactivity with Bordetella holmesii but fail to produce amplicon from B parapertussis, Bordetella bronchispetica, Haemophilus influenza, Moraxilla catarrhalis, Legionella pneumophila, or Streptococcus pneumoniae in high input as anticipated (E.
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dagger][dagger][dagger]) One notification each for Chlamydophila pneumonia, human herpesvirus 2, Legionella, Bordetella parapertussis, Bordetella pertussis pseudo-outbreak, Rickettsia rickettsii, and wild poliovirus type 1.
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