An epidemic of a pertussis-like illness caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae.

@article{Hagiwara1999AnEO,
  title={An epidemic of a pertussis-like illness caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae.},
  author={Katsuro Hagiwara and Kazunobu Ouchi and Naohiko Tashiro and Masato Azuma and Kunihiko Kobayashi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={271-5}
}
BACKGROUND Between June and July, 1994, we encountered an epidemic of a pertussis-like illness in adolescents in a junior high school located in a rural area of Japan. The purposes of this study were to record the clinical manifestations and to identify an etiology. PATIENTS AND METHODS We interviewed patients and parents and we performed physical examinations on patients with cough during the epidemic. The chest radiographs were also reviewed by us. To identify an etiology we performed… CONTINUE READING