Prevalence, diagnosis, and disease course of pertussis in adults with acute cough: a prospective, observational study in primary care37029

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: Most cases of adult pertussis probably remain undiagnosed. AIM: To explore the prevalence, diagnosis, and disease course of acute pertussis infection in adult patients presenting with acute cough. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective observational study between 2007 and 2010 in primary care in 12 European countries. METHOD: Adults presenting with acute cough (duration of /=125 IU/ml or PCR positive result in a respiratory sample defined recent infection. Patients completed a symptom diary for 28 days. RESULTS: Serum and/or respiratory samples were obtained in 3074 patients. Three per…

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