oa South African Medical Journal - The value of the differential count in the early diagnosis of whooping-cough
|Article Title||The value of the differential count in the early diagnosis of whooping-cough|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Nov 1941|
|Pages||451 - 452|
|Keyword(s)||Differential count, H. Pertussis, Tï¿½rk cells and Whooping cough|
A child who presents the clinical features suggestive of pertussis in the catarrhal stage should have a differential count done at the earliest possible moment. If the lymphocytes number over 55 per cent. A diagnosis of whooping cough may be made with reasonable confidence and a course of pertussis vaccine started without delay.
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