What are the goals of treatment of pertussis (whooping cough)?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Joseph J Bocka, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Goals of treatment

  • Limit the number of paroxysms

  • Observe the severity of cough and provide assistance when necessary

  • Maximize nutrition, rest, and recovery


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