A 46-year-old member asked:
How is someone diagnosed with whooping cough? What are the signs?
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Dr. Tanya Russo answered
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Pertussis: is divided into three stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal and convalescent. The 1st stage is characterized by common cold symptoms for 1-2 weeks. The 2nd stage is marked by the characteristic cough, and the 3rd by gradual resolution over 2-3 weeks. Screening and confirmatory tests are performed with nasal swab samples or blood tests.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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