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Pertussis Cocooning and TDaP Vaccination

Pertussis Cocooning and TDaP Vaccination

Pertussis Cocooning and TDaP Vaccination

A wealth of information about cocooning and the TDaP vaccination.

Pertussis in an Adult

Pertussis in an Adult

Pertussis in an Adult

A 64-year-old man was admitted to the medical service with a presumed asthma exacerbation. His symptoms had worsened during the preceding 3 weeks despite treatment with oral glucocorticoids, leading him to present to the emergency department multiple times with a progressive cough. He also reporting having associated chest tightness and difficulty eating and sleeping, without any post-tussive emesis. Shortly after his admission, the medical team heard a characteristic “whooping” cough.