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Bordetella Pertussis

Bordetella Pertussis Definition

Bordetella pertussis belongs to the genus Bordetella. It is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus which the main agent that causes whooping cough.

Bordetella Pertussis Diagnosis

Nasopharyngeal swab is used for Gram stain, Bordet-Gengou growth plate with cephalosporin that shows mercury-drop colonies.

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