Well, I have just been diagnosed with my third bout of whooping cough in 12mths......
Yes, I've had the booster about 3yrs ago and I'm now more than a bit concerned about what is going on.
I'm also 6mths pregnant and this is my second time this pregnancy that I need to take stronger antibiotics due to WC diagnosis.
My question is, what is the difference between the IgG, IgA and IgM serologies? My OB wanted to know what my IgM was but it wasn't done in this blood test - they only did IgA and IgG (both of which are showing "detected" as the result).
Any immunologists or microbiologists out there that can help clarify?
Its not like I have been coughing for 12mths straight, and after ABs, the symptoms do eventually go. I am just confused as to whether the serology results are because of previous exposures/infections or if I am being treated unnecessarily (basically). I don't want to risk passing this nasty disease on to anyone else.
Edited by ~~~, 24 November 2012 - 12:02 PM.