Pertussis

Note

This is a vaccine preventable and notifiable disease. Please contact medical officer of health as contact tracing and post exposure prophylaxis needs to be considered.

This guideline is intended for Empiric Ambulatory Therapy

Bacterial Pathogen

Duration of Therapy

See individual drugs

First Line Therapy

  • Day 1: 10 mg/kg per day

  • Day 2-5: 5 mg/kg per day q24h

OR

Alternatives (in Order)

OR

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Cotrimoxazole not preferred for Pertussis but may be used if intolerant to Macrolides