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Just Now Healthcare providers diagnose pertussis (whooping cough) by considering if you have been exposed to pertussis and by doing a: History of typical signs and symptoms. Physical examination. Laboratory test which involves taking a sample of mucus (with a swab or syringe filled with saline) from the back of the throat through the nose — see Figure

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1 hours ago Treatment for pertussis is easily available and highly encouraged. If started early, it can help reduce severity, duration and the risk of complications, particularly in infants. So, once a diagnosis is made or suspected exposure has been determined, you should start on antibiotics immediately. Several antibiotics are available to treat pertussis.

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4 hours ago Treatment at home. If you or your child is being treated at home, follow the schedule for giving antibiotics exactly as prescribed. Cough medicines are not recommended and have not been shown to help pertussis. (Due to potential side effects, cough medicines are never recommended for children under age 6.) During recovery, it’s important to

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3 hours ago Pertussis is a severe respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis, and in 2008, pertussis was associated with an estimated 16 million cases and 195,000 deaths globally.Sizeable outbreaks of pertussis have been reported over the past 5 years, and disease reemergence has been the focus of international attention to develop a deeper understanding …

Author: Paul E. Kilgore, Abdulbaset M. Salim, Marcus J. Zervos, Heinz Josef Schmitt, Heinz Josef Schmitt
Publish Year: 2016

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6 hours ago It's commonly recommended to minimize the things that can trigger the cough. A humidifier helps. Breathing moist air will help. With younger kids, try to keep them calm and not agitated or running

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2 hours ago Clinical Features. Pertussis symptoms usually develop within 5 to 10 days after exposure, but sometimes not for as long as 3 weeks. Pertussis has an insidious onset with catarrhal symptoms that are indistinguishable from those of minor respiratory tract infections. The cough, which is initially intermittent, can become paroxysmal.

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8 hours ago The primary objective of postexposure antimicrobial prophylaxis (PEP) should be to prevent death and serious complications from pertussis in individuals at increased risk of severe disease. There is increasing incidence and widespread community transmission of pertussis. Extensive contact tracing and broad scale use of PEP among contacts may

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4 hours ago Treatment of Pertussis. Maintaining high vaccination coverage rates among preschool children, adolescents, and adults and minimizing exposures of infants and persons at high risk for pertussis is the most effective way to prevent pertussis.

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4 hours ago The following tips on dealing with coughing spells apply to anyone being treated for whooping cough at home: Get plenty of rest. A cool, quiet and dark bedroom may help you relax and rest better. Drink plenty of fluids. Water, juice and soups are good choices. In children, especially, watch for signs of dehydration, such as dry lips, crying

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4 hours ago Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute respiratory tract infection that has increased in incidence in recent years. The initial catarrhal stage presents with nonspecific symptoms of

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5 hours ago Pertussis, literally meaning “a violent cough,” and also known as whooping cough, or “the cough of 100 days,” was first described in the Paris epidemic of 1578. Bordetella pertussis, the causative organism, was discovered in 1906, and a vaccine was developed in the 1940s. Before the pertussis vaccine was developed, pertussis was a major cause of infant morbidity …

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4 hours ago Treatment The infected person should be isolated for five days after antibiotic therapy has been started, and exposure to infants should be strictly avoided. Infants younger than three months who have pertussis are hospitalized; infants between three …

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1 hours ago Pertussis Treatment and Prevention; Key Facts . Pertussis, or whooping cough, is often thought of as a childhood disease, however it also impacts adults. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a serious respiratory illness that can easily spread from person to person.

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Just Now It may start by being more frequent at night, but the longer pertussis goes without treatment, the more common the fits will become until the disease runs its course, which can be several months. Symptoms of pertussis in adolescents and adults are often less severe than in infants and children, particularly if they were vaccinated as children.

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8 hours ago Treatment . Pertussis is treated with antibiotics, such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin. In some cases, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole may be used. Because whooping cough can be mild in most adults, it can be easy to dismiss symptoms as a harmless cold and spread the bacteria without knowing it—including to others who

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7 hours ago Whooping cough, or pertussis, is very contagious and mainly affects infants and young children. Whooping cough is caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis. The illness is characterized by coughing spells that end with a characteristic "whoop" as air is inhaled. Whooping cough caused thousands of deaths in the 1930s and 1940s.

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4 hours ago Treatment. Pharmacologic treatment of pertussis consists of antibiotics. Treatment is recommended within 3 weeks of symptom onset. 9 The timing of antibiotic administration plays a role in the antibiotic’s effect. Administration during the initial phase—particularly within the first 7 days of symptom onset—may reduce symptom severity …

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