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Flashcards in Pertussis Deck (10):
1

Organisms that cause pertussis?

Bordetella pertussis, bordatella parapertussis

2

Name the stage of pertussis infection?

Catarrhal stage, paroxysmal stage, convalescent stage

3

Describe catarrhal stage

URI symptoms, low grade fever 1-2 weeks

4

Describe paroxysmal stage

Whoop, post tussive emesis, prolonged coughing fits

5

When do you need to diagnosis and treat to prevent whooping cough episodes?

Catarrhal stage

6

What labs and imaging should you get if you suspect pertussis?

Pertussis pcr, only test obtained if you suspect pertusis, CBC (may show lymphocytosis), CXR

7

What is used in early treatment?

Azithromycin, eliminates nosopharyngeal carriage. Want to prophylactically treat family

8

Possible complications of pertusis?

pneumonia, atelectasis (complete or partial collapse of the lung), pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, emphysema

9

What is the recommended interval for pertussis vaccine?

DTAP- 2, 4, 6, months. Booster at 18 months and 4 yo. TDAP at 11 years old. Booster every 10 years (ONLY VACCINE FOR BORDATELLA PERTUSSIS)

10

What should pregnant women receive and when?

TDAP in 3rd trimester