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Antenatal TdaP: It's Time India Adapts

Nabaneeta Dash, Winsley Rose

Keywords : India, Infant pertussis, Maternal TdaP vaccine

Citation Information : Dash N, Rose W. Antenatal TdaP: It's Time India Adapts. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (3):120-121.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1271

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pertussis in infants can be a severe disease leading to higher morbidity and mortality. Infants are usually protected from the disease by virtue of maternal antipertussis antibodies. Those infants where these protective antibodies are lacking due to nontransfer or low maternal antipertussis antibody are at higher risk of the disease. Herein, we report a series of four infants diagnosed with pertussis, bringing to light the fact that infant pertussis is not so uncommon in India and probably due consideration should be given for universalization of antenatal pertussis vaccine.


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