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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 7

of 'Pertussis infection in adolescents and adults: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis'

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Is pertussis being considered as a cause of persistent cough among adults?
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Couzigou C, Flahault A
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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.
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