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206. PertussisPertussis is transmitted by direct contact or respiratory droplets from coughing. The communicable period occurs
primarily during the catarrhal stage. Respiratory precautions are not required during the convalescent phase. Options 1, 2, and 3
are components of home care instructions.
Occasionally, tenderness, redness, or swelling may occur at the site of the DTaP injection. This can be relieved
with ice packs for the first 24 hours, followed by warm or cold compresses if the inflammation persists. Bringing the infant back
to the clinic is not necessary. Option 1 may be an appropriate intervention but is not specific to the subject of the question.
208. Mononucleosis The parents need to be instructed to notify the physician if abdominal pain, especially in the left upper
quadrant, or left shoulder pain occurs because this may indicate splenic rupture. Children with enlarged spleens also are
instructed to avoid contact sports until splenomegaly resolves. Bed rest is not necessary...
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