Last updated on: October 1st, 2020



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A 12-year-old boy presents with a persistent non-productive cough for 5 weeks, associated with nocturnal paroxysms, inspiratory whoops, intermittent posttussive vomiting, and on and off wheezing. His appetite has been poor, and he has lost a total of 2kg of weight during this period.

He was started on a 5-day course of amoxicillin approximately 10 days ago, but showed no improvement in symptoms. He was completely healthy earlier, with unremarkable medical and surgical histories. All immunizations are up-to-date.

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