Synonym: whooping cough, “100 day” cough
Most common reservoir: adults
Pattern: endemic or epidemic with outbreaks every 3 ...
Exposure to pertussis
Incubation period 7 to 10 days (ranges 5 to 21 days)
Classic pertussis has three phases, which occur over 6 to 10 weeks:
Start empiric antibiotic therapy once diagnostic testing is pe...
Monitor infants who received EES or azithromycin for pyloric stenosis.
Neurologic and/or pulmonary follow-up as necessary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosis confirmation. https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical/diagnostic-testing/diagnosis-confirmation.html. Accessed August 1, 2018. h...
A37.90 Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia
A37.80 Whooping cough due to other Bordetella species w/o pneumonia
A37.10 Whooping cough due to Bordetella parapertussis w/o pneu...
Hospitalizations for pertussis is highest in infants <6 months of age.
Maternal Tdap is effective in protecting young infants against pertussis, especially during first 2 months of l...
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