Medline ® Abstract for Reference 7
of 'Pertussis infection in adolescents and adults: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis'
Is pertussis being considered as a cause of persistent cough among adults?
Couzigou C, Flahault A
Eur J Epidemiol. 2003;18(10):1013-5.
A study was conducted to determine the 1124 French Sentinel network general practitioners ability to consider pertussis as a cause of persistent cough among adults. Pertussis was rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of cough (6%). Factors associated with pertussis being considered included younger age, shorter cough duration, world health organization clinical definition for pertussis, and muscular chest pain.