Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Topic Guide
Whooping Cough (Pertussis): Whooping cough (pertussis) is an infectious vaccine-preventable disease marked by spasms of coughing punctuated by a characteristic "whoop" sound. Treatment involves isolating the infected individual until he or she has received five days of antibiotics (azithromycin, clarithromycin, or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole), using a cool-mist humidifier, and monitoring for dehydration.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests. The complete blood count test provides valuable information about the quantity of the different types of cells in the blood. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are the major cells in the blood. Complete blood count can assist in diagnosing anemia, certain cancers, kidney problems, and allergic reactions.
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