Serodiagnosis of whooping cough in Belgium: results of the National Reference Centre for Bordetella pertussis anno 2013.

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

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OBJECTIVE: Report on the pitfalls of serodiagnosis of pertussis in Belgium for 2013 by the NRC Bordetella. METHODS: Determine cases of acute infection using an anti-pertussis toxin (PT) IgG antibody ELISA. RESULTS: A total of 2471 serum samples were received. Clinical information on the duration of cough (at moment of blood sampling) is essential for a reliable interpretation of the results. In order to avoid false negative results, 213 samples for which this information was lacking were not tested. For a total of 2179 patients tested, 520 (23.9%) had antibody levels indicative of an …

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