Health Tip: Whooping Cough Can Lead to Complications
-- Pertussis, more commonly called whooping cough, is a bacterial infection that can be life-threatening in some babies and children who develop complications.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says potential complications of whopping cough among youngsters include:
- The lung infection pneumonia.
- Episodes of convulsions.
- Episodes of apnea, in which breathing slows or temporarily stops.
- The brain disease encephalopathy.
Posted: October 2010