How is pertussis characterized in patients with bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Pertussis is often characterized by its long course of symptomatic cough in adults and by the presence of a whooping sound and/or posttussive vomiting in children.

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