What are the signs and symptoms of the paroxysmal phase (stage 2) pertussis (whooping cough)?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Joseph J Bocka, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Stage 2 – Paroxysmal phase

  • Paroxysms of intense coughing lasting up to several minutes, occasionally followed by a loud whoop

  • Posttussive vomiting and turning red with coughing

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