Clinical Stages of Pertussis and Optimal Timing for Diagnostic Testing

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The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Respiratory Case Study: Possible Pertussis Infection. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

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Clinical Stages of Pertussis and Optimal Timing for Diagnostic Testing

The timeline shown below provides information regarding the approximate length of each stage of pertussis infection and the recommended laboratory testing during each interval.
7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manual for the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases-- Chapter 10: Pertussis. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt10-pertussis.html. Accessed August 10, 2022.

Timeline of Pertussis infection (7).