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|KL32| Test package for acute and prolonged cough
Although the bacteria Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumonia and Bordetella pertussis are morphologically different, the diseases they cause are very similar. All are spread by airborne droplets and infect the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. A dry persistent, exhausting cough is the most common symptom of these infections.
Pneumonia caused by mycoplasmas and chlamydia begins atypically - the disease worsens gradually: at first only a dry cough bothers, then a high temperature rises, and other signs characteristic of pneumonia appear. X-ray examination is often unremarkable, so immunological tests should be performed. Specific IgM antibodies appear only after 14 days. IgG - after 20-30 days from the onset of the disease.
Whooping cough is characterized by paroxysmal coughing that becomes more frequent at night. During an attack, the cough is dry, spasmodic, very intense (the attacks may repeat dozens of times during the night), the patient may begin to choke, vomit, and become very tired.
Specific IgA antibodies appear only during the disease, 2-6 weeks after the onset of symptoms.
Antibodies IgG - appear 3-4 weeks after the onset of the disease and indicate an existing pertussis infection or previous vaccination.
The package consists of 8 studies:
BKT | General blood test
CRB | C-reactive protein
Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM
Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG
Chlamydia pneumoniae IgG
Chlamydia pneumoniae IgM
Bordetella pertussis IgA
Bordetella pertussis IgG