DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for pertussis

Pertussis [DOID:1116]

A commensal bacterial infectious disease that results_in inflammation located_in respiratory tract, has_material_basis_in Bordetella pertussis, or has_material_basis_in Bordetella parapertussis, which produce toxins that paralyze the cilia of the respiratory epithelial cells. The infection is characterized by a prolonged, high-pitched, deeply indrawn breath (whoop).

Synonyms:  pertussis,  DOID:1116,  WC - Whooping cough,  bordetella infection,  whooping cough ...