Thats the thing about medicine and boards, everything has a synonym and more than one thing cause the thing that you once thougth was pathognomonic! You approrpriately related barking cough to pertussis, but also influenza croup will give you that as well! Shoot, I can even have dry respiratory airway and bark like a dog when I cough.In that case i was wrong for a long long time. for some reason i have always related barking cough to pertusis. damn! :toosad:
thank u edZik.
PS: Am a dog person. no dog could drive me crazy (even with the barking) )
actually :redcheeks;.. in my second year i remember reading somewhere that pertusis means barking. im sure now that i read it wrongly and if i hadnt brought it up here i still believed it was true. when i was studying kaplan i tot, well i know croup (parainfluenzae) gives a hoarseness cough and so i tot perhaps thats y they call it barking. this is really embarrassing. but im glad i brought it up here. now its all straightened out. thank u so much guys. this forum rocks!!Who let the dogs out? Woof! Woof!
Perhaps you have been mislead by the correlation of "woof" to "whooping cough", aka pertussis. The cough in pertussis is notorious for lasting too long (in older eras it was also known as the "hundred days' disease").
Now that things have been made clear, let me tickle & stroke my doggy!