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Whooping Cough or Pertussis

Written By SALWA store on Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 5:06 AM


Referred to as a tussis quinta pertussis, whooping cough, whooping cough. Bordetella pertussis is the cause of pertussis or pertussis haomophilus. Bordetella pertussis is a bacteria do not move, gram negative and get a way to capture sweep in the nasopharyngeal region of pertussis patients and then grown on agar media-Bordet gangou.


The disease is spread throughout the world. Densely populated place where it can be epidemic in children. Infection in a family will quickly spread to other families. Pertussis can affect all age groups, there is no passive immunity from the mother. The disease is a lot of children aged 1-5 years and more boys than girls. Mode of transmission through contact circuitry pertussis patients. Immunization can reduce the incidence of pertussis and then induced.

Pathology Of Pertussis
Lesions are usually found abronkus pad and bronchioles, but there is a change. Changes in tracheal mucus membranes, larynx and nasopharynx. Necrotic lesions of the wet and the middle piston of epithelial cells, with macrophages infiltrate neurotrofil and terebntuk lenders who can clog up the small bronchi may cause emphysema and atelektosis.

Prognosis Of Pertussis
Prognosis depends presence or absence of pertussis complications, especially pulmonary complications and nervous system are very dangerous, especially in infants and young children.

Picture Pertussis Bacteria



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