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Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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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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Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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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: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

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

Whooping cough: A positive culture means you are infected with the bacteria that causes whooping cough. This infection can kill babies, but in adults may manifest itself as a cold with a prolonged 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

Yes/no: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Cough is getting worse. Can they test for pertussis now even though she's not coughing very heavily?

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Yes: Specimen obtained from nasopharyngeal swab is often sent to a special lab to culture or to do pcr test. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

Lab Test: This is a clinical test to detect the presence of influenza a or b. Unlike rapid screening tests which take only 30 minutes but lack sensitivity and specificity, this test is approximately 80-90% accurate takes 2 hrs, and is moderate in price. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pertussus?

What are the tests for pertussus?

Culture/PCR: Gold standard for testing of b. Pertussis is culture-100% specific with no false postives. The organism is hard to isolate and positive results are usually not seen until 3-4 days after the culture is taken. Pcr (polymerase chain reaction) provides rapid results. It is a "sensitive" test (less likely to be falsely negative). Serologic tests (elisa) for igg and IgA antibodies are not recommended. ...Read more

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I just found out I have whooping cough "pertussis" how did I get this and how can I ease the coughing?

I just found out I have whooping cough "pertussis" how did I get this and how can I ease the coughing?

TREAT PERTUSSIS: You probably contracted it from an adult coughing in public. 'whooping cough" is an infection caused by the bacteria, bordetella pertussis. We have had several epidemics in idaho and the west coast lately. Thought of as a childhood illness it has 'made a come back' and now infects adults. The treatment is antibiotics. Prevention is the key: everyone over 19 should get a dtap shot! cough meds help. ...Read more

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Was tested positive for pertussis. Is baby at risk?

Was tested positive for pertussis. Is baby at risk?

Depends: If you were found to have antibodies in your blood against pertussis, you have been immunized like most people or recovered from the disease. If your cough was found to be due to pertussis, then baby, if unimmunized, may be given antibiotics prophylactically. Congratulations on being a parent -- awsome joys and awesome responsibility. ...Read more

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Do people with pertussis have a lot of pain?

Do people with pertussis have a lot of pain?

Can't say: Patients struggling with the worst cases of whooping cough are generally under a year of age and cough so hard they get strokes & brain damage. They are not conversational at that point but i'm sure it's not pleasent. Older kids or adults don't have it so bad, but the "100 days cough" surely wears them out. It is described as a moderate bronchitis in that group. ...Read more

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How often can I need a DPT shot to remain immune to pertussis?

Tdap at11yrsThen10yr: These days all children who have had 5 doses of DPT Vaccine up to the age4to6.Are advised to get a Tdap Adult vaccine at age 11 and a booster after 10 years,So far only one booster of Tdap is recommended and then DT every 10 years to protect against Diptheria and Teatanus So if you have not had Tdap booster.You should get it as immunity to Pertussis goes down and you are at risk of getting Pertuss ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pertussis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pertussis?

Whooping cough: Caused by the bacteria bordetella pertussis. There are antibiotics that can hasten the resolution, but the best strategy is prevention by getting your pertussis vaccination (usually in the form of dtap for kids, or tap for adults). Pertussis is making a comeback, thanks to those who say vaccines are an unnecessary conspiracy. Babies have died in outbreaks. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pages/nr. ...Read more

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According to the USMLE, what is the difference between croup and pertussis?

According to the USMLE, what is the difference between croup and pertussis?

WhoopingCough/Croup: Pertussis(WhoopingCough) causes cough comes in coughing fits followed by vomiting and there may be long pause in breathing&whoop may cause cyanosis and turn the lips blue.it is serious condition in children and is caused by a Bacteria Bordetela pertussis&treated with antibiotics and is preventable with vaccine Croup is a mild self limiting Viral illness causes croupy barking cough and no Vaccine ...Read more

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Diphtheria, tentanus, pertussis immunisations? Where can I get them in us?

Diphtheria, tentanus, pertussis immunisations? Where can I get them in us?

Dr. or Public Health: Most pediatricians and family physicians offer them in their offices, and you local dept. Of public health will also have them, often at a reduced prices. ...Read more

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What is the vector of pertussis (whooping cough)?

Humans: Bordetella pertussis is strictly a human pathogen. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C help treat pertussis?

Can vitamin C help treat pertussis?

Not really: Vitamin C can help support the immune system during periods of illness, but Pertussis is a serious bacterial infection best treated with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Should I get the pertussis vaccine as an adult?

Should I get the pertussis vaccine as an adult?

Yes: Pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. There has been an increased incidence of whooping cough in the United States. All adults and teenagers should get a pertussis booster. It is very important if you are around infants. ...Read more

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How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous.This provides ample nutrition for whooping cough & a multitude of other germs. ...Read more

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