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Photos of Pertussis

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Infant being treated for severe pertussis infection. She received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure that can take over the work of the lungs and heart. She also received dialysis to help her kidneys keep working.

Photo # 2121
A photomicrograph of Bordetella pertussis bacteria using Gram stain technique.

From the Immunization Action Coalition
Copyright American Academy of Pediatrics
Bronchiolar plugging in neonate with pertussis pneumonia.

From the Immunization Action Coalition
Child with broken blood vessels in eyes and bruising on face due to pertussis coughing.

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