Whooping Cough complications
Whooping Cough

Complications could include:

  • Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it d
    Source:HLCMS
  • Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity. This can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms or even no symptoms at all. The symptoms of a severe seizure are often widely recognized, including violent shaking and loss of control.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Mental retardation or intellectual disability, (MR/ID), exists in children whose brains do not develop properly or function within the normal range. There are four levels of retardation: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Sometimes, MR/ID may b
    Source:HLCMS
  • An intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs when blood suddenly bursts into brain tissue, causing damage to the brain, which may present symptoms similar to that of a stroke. Lobar intracerebral hemorrhages occur in the cerebral lobes outside of the
    Source:HLCMS
  • A middle ear infection, also called otitis, occurs when the area behind the eardrum becomes inflamed as a result of a bacteria or virus. The condition is most common in children. According to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, mid...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An ear infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects the middle ear-the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum. Ear infections can be painful because of inflammation and fluid build up in the middle ear.Ear infections can be
    Source:HLCMS
  • Nosebleeds are common and rarely indicate a serious medical problem. However, frequent nosebleeds, a bleed that lasts longer than 20 minutes or occurs after an injury may require medical attention. Dry air is the most common cause of nosebleeds. A...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apnea is the medical term used to describe slowed or stopped breathing. Apnea can affect people of all ages, and the cause depends on the type of apnea you have. Apnea usually occurs while you are sleeping. For this reason, it is called sleep apne...
    Source:HLCMS
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