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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Topic Guide

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) 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, including azithromycin, clarithromycin, or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. Patients can use a cool-mist humidifier, and monitoring for dehydration.

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diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP)

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria...learn more »

diphtheria, hepatitis B, pertussis (acellular), polio, and tetanus vaccine Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Pertussis (acellular), Polio, And Tetanus Vaccine

Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria causes a thick coating in the nose, throat, and airways. It ca...learn more »

diphtheria, pertussis acellular, tetanus, and polio Diphtheria, Pertussis Acellular, Tetanus, And Polio

Diphtheria, pertussis acellular, polio, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria or virus...learn more »

diphtheria, haemophilus, pertussis, tetanus, and polio Diphtheria, Haemophilus, Pertussis, Tetanus, And Polio

Diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae type B, pertussis, polio, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria or virus...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »