[Pertussis: diagnosis, clinical aspects and therapy].

  • Julia Hoppe
  • Published 1990 in
    Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der…


Isolation of the causative agent remains the "gold standard" for the early diagnosis of pertussis. For this purpose, the nasopharynx is swabbed with a calcium alginate swab. Cephalexin-containing charcoal horse blood medium is used for the transport of the swabs to the bacteriology laboratory. As an alternative, the isolation of bordetellae can be performed… (More)


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