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What pathogen causes whooping cough?

What pathogen causes whooping cough?

B.Pertussis: Classic whooping cough is caused by a bacterium, bordatella pertussis.Similar symptoms can be caused by otheragents such as a virus parapertussis and adenovirus. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Seizures, apnea: Besides the terrible cough, whooping cough (in young babies) can cause cessation of breathing (apnea), seizures, and death. ...Read more

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What causes the whooping in whooping cough?

What causes the whooping in whooping cough?

Can't catch breath: When a child has whooping cough he starts to cough and can't stop. As he continues to cough he loses his breath and when he finally stops coughing he takes a deep breath very fast. Since his throat is very small, the large amount of air moving very fast through the small airway creates a "whoop". ...Read more

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What is a whooping cough cause when i cough i wezz?

B. Pertussis: Bordatella Pertussis causes whooping cough. The condition comes on much like a common cold, usually with no fever. It takes about two weeks for the infection to settle into the lungs and cause the "whoop" Currently it is recommended that anyone with cold symptoms and cough longer than 7 days be considered to have possible Pertussis with testing and /or treatment. See your doctor ...Read more

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Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

No: There is no reason that a patient with whooping cough should lose their sense of taste. The symptoms involve the chest and taste involves the tongue and the sense of smell. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough cause high liver enzymes?

Can whooping cough cause high liver enzymes?

No: not normally. Pertussis normally causes an elevation of atypical lymphocytes on a complete blood count. ...Read more

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Can a mild case of the whooping cough cause a late menstrual period?

Can a mild case of the whooping cough cause a late menstrual period?

Ppssibly. Illness : Can be a reason. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked wt ^ or v, over-exercise, prgancy, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). ...Read more

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I have had severe tinitus and some hearing loss since military. I had whooping cough while in training, could that be the cause? The army dr. Told me to suck it up for a month till they finally gave me medication.

Tinnitus : Tinnitus is not a typical symptom or consequence of whooping cough (pertussis). That being said, i cannot definitively say it can't cause it. Tinnitus has many causes and is the symptom of many common problems. The most common is hearing loss. If the tinnitus is problematic or worsening, then you should get a hearing test and an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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Are whooping cough and the croup caused by the same virus or bacteria?

Are whooping cough and the croup caused by the same virus or bacteria?

No.: Whooping cough is caused by the highly contagious, but vaccine preventable bacteria bordetella pertussis. Croup is usually caused by respiratory viruses with parainfluenza being most common. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Whooping Cough (Definition)

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a contagious bacterial disease, and often causes violent, uncontrollable coughing. Difficulty ...Read more