paroxysmal cough


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paroxysmal cough

Etymology: Gk, paroxysmos, irritation; AS, cohhetan, cough
a severe attack of coughing, as may accompany whooping cough, bronchiectasis, or a lung injury.

paroxysmal cough

A persistent cough occurring with a sudden onset.
See also: cough
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Characteristics of students, staff, and household members associated with an outbreak of pertussis in a preschool, Florida, USA * Case classification status Characteristic Confirmed Probable Noncase Link to preschool Student 4 22 91 Staff 2 0 26 Household/other ([dagger]) 5 6 ND Hospitalized 2 2 ND Symptoms Apnea 2 2 ND Cough >2 wk 11 28 ND Inspiratory whoop 5 2 ND Paroxysmal cough 9 13 ND Posttussive vomiting 4 4 ND Age ([double dagger]) <18 mo 1 1 7 18 mo-4 y 2 13 41 [greater than or equal to] 1 8 43 4 y Up-to-date pertussis 3 21 88 vaccinations ([double dagger]) No.
9 (2-35), n = 33 signs and symptoms to sample collection, d (range) Signs and symptoms Nocturnal cough 6/7 (86) 19/22 (86) Paroxysmal cough 16/16 (100) 35/36 (97) Syncope 4/9 (44) 8/25 (32) Vomiting 3/11 (27) 15/29 (52) Loss of weight 5/10 (50) 10/25 (40) Whoop 5/8 (62) 6/14 (43) Apnea 5/8 (62) 11/24 (46) Fever 2/11 (18) 3/31 (10) Bradycardia 4/7 (57) 14/20 (70) Atypical cough 1/9 (11) 6/17 (35) Cyanosis/desaturation 9/11 (82) 20/25 (80) Deterioration of 4/9 (44) 9/28 (32) general condition Malignant pertussis 0/9 1/28 (4) Hyperlym phocytosis 8/9 (89) 17/23 (74) Hospitalization 16/18 (89) 36/39 (92) Duration of 12.
paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, or inspiratory whoop) or [greater than or equal to] 14 days of cough in an outbreak setting.
Paroxysmal stage: 1-6 weeks; paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, and inspiratory "whoop.
Contrary to common belief, the severe paroxysmal cough caused by Bordetella pertussis, or whooping cough, is not a disease of the distant past.
Although clinical case presentations of pertussis were consistent with previous years, with paroxysmal cough and posttussive vomiting most commonly recorded, the diagnosis had not been considered on initial presentation in 29%.
whooping cough) is a prolonged cough illness caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis and associated typically with an inspiratory "whoop," paroxysmal cough, and posttussive vomiting.
Infants infected with Bordetella pertussis may exhibit mild respiratory symptoms, an inspiratory "whoop," prolonged paroxysmal cough, posttussive vomiting, respiratory distress, and apnea.
In addition, NP swabs were obtained from two children (ages 10 weeks and 13 years) with paroxysmal cough who were seen at the outpatient department.
On the same day, the worker's supervisor aged 50 years visited the health unit for a paroxysmal cough of 3 days' duration and an incident of cough syncope.
Both siblings continued to attend the centers despite paroxysmal cough for 4 to 5 weeks.
whooping cough) is associated typically with an inspiratory "whoop," prolonged paroxysmal cough, and posttussive vomiting; however, persons infected with Bordetella pertussis sometimes experience atypical symptoms, making prompt recognition difficult (1) and probably increasing infection transmission.

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