Exchange transfusion to reverse severe pertussis-induced cardiogenic shock

Alejandro F. Donoso, Pablo I. Cruces, Jorge F. Camacho, José A. León, Jorge A. Kong

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Abstract

Severe pertussis has a high mortality risk, especially in those with high white blood cell counts and pulmonary hypertension. Exchange transfusion can reduce the leukocyte mass in blood. We report 3 young infants with severe pertussis and hyperleukocytosis who developed cardiogenic shock and pulmonary hypertension. Exchange transfusion was performed. The white blood cell count decreased accompanied by improvement in the cardiopulmonary condition and survival in the 3 infants. Exchange transfusion should be considered in patients with severe pertussis with hyperleukocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-848
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Hyperleukocytosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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