Epidemiological Aspects of Pertussis among Adults and Adolescents in a Korean Outpatient Setting: A Multicenter, PCR-Based Study

@inproceedings{Park2014EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological Aspects of Pertussis among Adults and Adolescents in a Korean Outpatient Setting: A Multicenter, PCR-Based Study},
  author={Sunghoon Park and Sun Hwa Lee and Ki-Hyun Seo and Kyeong-Cheol Shin and Yong Bum Park and Myung Goo Lee and Kwang Ha Yoo and Hui jung Kim and Jae Seuk Park and Jae Hwa Cho and Yongchun Ko and Soo-Keol Lee and Ki Tae Cheon and Do Il Kim and Jun Wook Ha and Jae-Myung Lee and Ji-Won Suhr and Eui Hun Jeong and Ki-Suck Jung},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2014}
}
Epidemiological data of Bordetella pertussis infection among adolescents and adults are limited in Korea. Patients (≥ 11 yr of age) with a bothersome cough for less than 30 days were enrolled during a 1-yr period at 22 hospitals in Korea. Nasopharyngeal swabs were collected for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and for bacteriologic culture. In total, 490 patients were finally enrolled, and 34 (6.9%) patients tested positive for B. pertussis; cough duration (14.0 days [7.0-21.0 days]) and age… CONTINUE READING
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