Synonym: Whooping cough
Most common reservoir: adults
Pattern: endemic or epidemic with outbreaks every 3 to 5 years
Exposure to pertussis
Incubation period 7 to 10 days (range 5 to 21 days)
Classic pertussis has three phases, which occur over 6 to 10 weeks:
Catarrhal phase: rhinorrhea, ...
Start empiric antibiotic therapy once diagnostic testing is per...
Monitor infants who received EES or azithromycin for pyloric stenosis.
Neurologic and/or pulmonary follow-up as necessary
American Academy of Pediatrics. Pertussis (whooping cough). In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, et al, eds. Red Book. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics: 20...
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...
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