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Description of Pertussis

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Pertussis  (Whooping cough) is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise that comes when the patient takes a breath while coughing.  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Choking spells2. A cough so hard that you vomit  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children.  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. To make a diagnosis, your doctor may examine you physically.2. The doctor may also suggest a few more tests such as:      a) Blood tests      b) Chest x-rays      c) Nose or throat cultures  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics (if taken well in time).  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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