Bordetella parapertussis infection in children: epidemiology, clinical symptoms, and molecular characteristics of isolates.

@article{Mastrantonio1998BordetellaPI,
  title={Bordetella parapertussis infection in children: epidemiology, clinical symptoms, and molecular characteristics of isolates.},
  author={Paola Mastrantonio and Paola Stefanelli and Maria Giuliano and Y Herrera Rojas and Ml Ciofi Degli Atti and Alessandra Anemona and Alberto E. Tozzi},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={999-1002}
}
The clinical trial conducted in Italy to evaluate the efficacy of acellular pertussis vaccines provided an opportunity to estimate the frequency of clinical infections with Bordetella parapertussis and to compare the clinical characteristics of children suffering from Bordetella pertussis illness with those of children with B. parapertussis illness. This study dealt with 76 B. parapertussis infections diagnosed from a population of 15,601 children participating in the follow-up of suspected… CONTINUE READING
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