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This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Bordetella pertussis.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yazan Daaboul, M.D.; Serge Korjian M.D.; Aditya Govindavarjhulla, M.B.B.S. [2]; Luke Rusowicz-Orazem, B.S.
Synonyms and Keywords: Whooping cough; Coughing fit; Pertussis; Bordetella pertussis; Haemophilus pertussis; Hemophilus pertussis; Bacterium tussis-convulsivae; Microbe de la coqueluche

Overview

Historical Perspective

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Pertussis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Chest X Ray | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy



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