Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Epidemiology

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Etiology

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Physiology

  • Transmission: airborne, person-to-person

Pathology

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Diagnosis

  • CXR/Chest CT Patterns
    • Normal:
    • Alveolar infiltrates: may occur in cases complicated by secondary infection with encapsulated bacteria (pneumococcal, H. flu)

Clinical

  • Pneumonia (see [[Pneumonia]])

Treatment

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (indicated for those with exposure to respiratory secretions): bactrim or erythro

References

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