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No Pertussis On Culture Of Nose Swab (Overview)

No Pertussis on a culture is a test result meaning live pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria were not found on the sample of nasal mucous. Because pertussis bacteria are sometimes difficult to grow from a nasal sample, a person may still have a pertussis infection even though his culture was negative.


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What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

Positive identificat: Culture of secretion from deep inside the nose (nasopharyngeal swab) is a step to positively identify the bacterium causing pertussis (whooping cough). ...Read more

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No Pertussis On Culture Of Nose Swab (Overview)

No Pertussis on a culture is a test result meaning live pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria were not found on the sample of nasal mucous. Because pertussis bacteria are sometimes difficult to grow from a nasal sample, a person may still have a pertussis infection even though his culture was negative.


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What is the definition or description of: pertussis found on nasal swab (dfa)?

What is the definition or description of: pertussis found on nasal swab (dfa)?

Rapid screening test: Dfa--direct fluorescent antibody test--a rapid diagnostic test done in the lab that takes 1-2 days to screen for pertussis (whooping cough). While much faster than a culture, this test is not as reliable. A nasal swab is inserted gently into the nostrils toward the throat (posterior nasopharynx). Then fluorescently labeled antibodies are exposed to the sample looking for pertussis antigens/markers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

Pertussis was foun: It means that they found evidence that the bacteria that causes whooping cough was present in the nasal passages. This could mean you are a carrier of the disease (could infect others) or if you are having symptoms or repeated, serious cough, then you likely got infected by the pertussis bacteria and have whooping cough. ...Read more

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7 week old has a dry cough off and on all day. No fever, no runny nose. Should I be concerned? Pertussis has me freaked out

7 week old has a dry cough off and on all day. No fever, no runny nose. Should I be concerned? Pertussis has me freaked out

No: No need to be concerned, pertussis very unlikely at this age, your baby has still got passive immunity from you, reflux can cause the dry cough, try not to overfeed, prop your baby up or at least 30 degrees while feeding, raise the head of the bed , keep clearing the nose with saline, if no improvement check with your pediatrician ...Read more

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How does one get pertussis ?

How does one get pertussis ?

Pertussis: is transmitted person to person when the bacteria is spread by coughing or sneezing in close proximity to others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms pertussis?

Cough: It usually starts with a runny nose and congestion and then it's becomes a long, persistent, annoying cough for adults. In kids or infants it will often come with coughing fits that result in a whoop of inspiration after the coughing fit or sometimes after cough vomiting. Hence the name whooping cough. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about whooping cough (pertussis)?

What can you tell me about whooping cough (pertussis)?

Respiratory tract: The germ targets the upper and lower respiratory tract.Early on there is just a runny nose and congestion,Over time it worsens, producing an outpouring of thick mucous that leads to the chronic cough.Affected infants can cough so hard they develop brain injury and or die during the process. Adults often have an intractable cough lasting 3 months or more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know whether your child has pertussis (whooping cough) or bad cough?

Can you tell me how to know whether your child has pertussis (whooping cough) or bad cough?

You get tested: Unfortunately, the vaccine avoiders have increased the frequency of pertussis in the us to dangerous levels. With wide vaccine use, this disease affected as few as 2500 nationwide with rare deaths in the early 90's but is now up to 30, 000 nationwide, with more than 30 deaths/yr, most in infants. A test of the secretions in your kids nose can be assessed for evidence of the pertussis. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Pertussus (Definition)

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


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