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When to swab for pertussis

When should an adult with a spasmodic upper-respiratory infection be swabbed for pertussis?
Infectious Diseases


OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Pertussis is an acute respiratory tract infection caused by Bordetella pertussis and typified by a protracted paroxysmal cough illness. B. pertussis is the sole cause of epidemic pertussis and the usual cause of sporadic pertussis. Neither the disease nor immunization provides lifetime protection. Currently, worldwide prevalence is dampened…
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