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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-187

Ocular manifestation of whooping cough in a vaccinated child

Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Services, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saurabh Deshmukh
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96, Basistha Road, Beltola, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_75_18

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Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by Bordetella pertussis commonly affecting the infants and the young children. Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine is available for the prevention of the disease. However, pertussis has been reported in vaccinated individuals. It is characterized by paroxysms of cough, leading to various ocular manifestations such as subconjunctival hemorrhage, lid ecchymosis, and retinal hemorrhage. We report a case of a vaccinated boy who presented with ocular complaints and later diagnosed to be suffering from pertussis and treated successfully for the same.

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