Article in Japanese
Successful treatment with phenobarbital for choking in two pertussis cases
Makiko ISHIKAWA1), Chikako NAKAJIMA1), Hiromi KOIKE1), Shigenao MIMURA1), Yoshihiro KUROSAWA1)
Pertussis in teenage sometimes causes choking. This study reports successful treatment with phenobarbital for choking in two pertussis cases. Case 1 was a 10-year-old boy who was admitted to this hospital complaining of cough lasting one month and night choking. His mother was diagnosed as pertussis using the LAMP method. The boy's night choking disappeared soon after taking phenobarbital. Case 2 was a 12-year-old girl who visited this hospital with a cough lasting 3 weeks. Minocycline and antitussives were not beneficial and night choking occurred. Phenobarbital was started because of suspected pertussis. The patient slept well without night choking on the first night of taking phenobarbital. Phenobarbital is supposed to be effective in treatment of choking from pertussis.
1) Devision of pediatrics, Ageo central general hospital
|pertussis, choking, apnea, phenobarbital
|December 27, 2019
|April 24, 2020