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Pertussis – Not Only a Disease of Childhood: Cautious Advice

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(4): 57. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2009.0057b

Windhövel, L

LNSLNS An experienced paediatrician, who healed patients long before the antibiotic era, advised to treat my daughter's croup coughing fits during colds with carefully dosed promethazine and dihydrocodein, a combination that worked every time.

Three years ago I managed to successfully treat coughing fits in an adult woman who suffered fits of suffocation during (probably) existing whooping cough.
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2009.0057b


Dr. med. Lieselotte Windhövel
Coubertinstr. 16
95615 Marktredwitz, Germany

Conflict of interest statement
The author declares that no conflict of interest exists according to the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
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Riffelmann M, Littmann M, Hellenbrand W, Hülße C, Wirsing von König CH: Pertussis – nicht nur eine Kinderkrankheit. Dtsch Arztebl 2008; 105(37): 623–8. VOLLTEXT
1. Riffelmann M, Littmann M, Hellenbrand W, Hülße C, Wirsing von König CH: Pertussis – nicht nur eine Kinderkrankheit. Dtsch Arztebl 2008; 105(37): 623–8. VOLLTEXT