Adenovirus Infections

Clinical Manifestations of Adenovirus Infections Adenovirus infections of the upper respiratory tract are common and, although often subclinical, can result in symptoms of the common cold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, and pharyngoconjunctival fever. Life threatening disseminated infection, severe pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, and encephalitis occur occasionally, especially among young infants and immunocompromised hosts. Apart from respiratory involvement,… Read More Adenovirus Infections

Whooping Cough – A Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is  that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make it hard to breathe.  A deep “whooping” sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath. Causes of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Infection caused by the Bordetella Pertussis or Bordetella Parapertussis Bacteria. It is a serious disease that can cause permanent disability in infants, and even… Read More Whooping Cough – A Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease