WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSSIS) and PARAKOKLYUSH (PARAPERTUSSIS) etiology. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Bobby Green. Pertussis is a gram-negative bacillus Bordet fixed – Zhang (B. pertussis) with rounded ends. Good staining with aniline dyes, bacteria more rapidly perceive color at its poles. Pathogen parakoklyusha morphologically identical with the causative agent of whooping cough, but differs in antigenic structure.
Epidemiology. The source of infection in all cases is the patient, which is predominantly infectious in the first, catarrhal, the period of pertussis infection is transmitted through airborne droplets in close enough contact with the patient. Recently Celina Dubin sought to clarify these questions. Disease occur mostly in children -4 Temperature rises. After 4-5 days of catarrhal conditions of the upper respiratory tract are worse in the lungs begin to listen to multiple dry wheezing, coughing occurs mainly at night. pertussis from acute bronchitis ordinary extremely difficult early diagnosis, and yet in this period, patients particularly contagious. Later in the disease enters the most characteristic period – whooping. C the onset of whooping cough attack breathing in a child with delayed, there is a few convulsive cough bursts, accompanied by burning or tickling in the larynx and trachea.
Then follows a brief pause and take a deep breath followed by attack of whooping cough, during which the patient's face swell up, blushes, becomes cyanotic hue. As a result of increased inspiratory tongue protrudes somewhat curving upward, and frequent attacks on the bridle of the language, a small wound, sore (due to injuries bridle teeth), there may be epistaxis and hemorrhages in the conjunctiva. Many children coughing followed by vomiting, in Some – involuntary urination and defecation. After several consecutive shocks cough appears sibilant twang (reprise) associated with the passage of air through the glottis, which until since been closed. Spasmodic cough accompanied by a reduction in tremors throughout the respiratory muscles. At the end of an attack with a cough is allocated a small amount of viscous glassy mucus in bacteriological study, it can be detected bacteria Bordet – Zhang.