The "Clinical Practice" practice provides a summary of pertussis for clinicians and is summarized as follows:
Epidemiology: The merchandise of reported pertussis cases decreased substantially after the intromission of diphtheria, lockjaw and pertussis (DTP) vaccine in the mid-1940s, but the phone number of reported cases has increased continuously since the 1980, and there were 11,647 cases reported in 2003. The fatality rate rate among infants in the United States is 2.4 deaths/1 meg, and infants news report for 90% of deaths from pertussis.
Clinical Observations: The usual prominent features are paroxysmal cough, the whoop, and the prolonged symptoms. These and other clinical features are summarized in Board 1 .
Diagnosis: The flag work tests are: Development of nasopharyngeal secretions on selective media, which is the "gold system of measurement." Sensibility is limited because of the fastidious cause of the living thing.