Does this coughing adolescent or adult patient have pertussis?

  title={Does this coughing adolescent or adult patient have pertussis?},
  author={Paul B. Cornia and A. Hersh and Benjamin A Lipsky and T. Newman and R. Gonzales},
  volume={304 8},
  • Paul B. Cornia, A. Hersh, +2 authors R. Gonzales
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT Pertussis is often overlooked as a cause of chronic cough, especially in adolescents and adults. Several symptoms are classically thought to be suggestive of pertussis, but the diagnostic value of each of them is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the evidence regarding the diagnostic value of 3 classically described symptoms of pertussis: paroxysmal cough, posttussive emesis, and inspiratory whoop. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, AND DATA EXTRACTION We searched MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING

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