Laboratory-confirmed reinfections with Bordetella pertussis.

  title={Laboratory-confirmed reinfections with Bordetella pertussis.},
  author={Florens G A Versteegh and Joop F. P. Schellekens and A. F. Nagelkerke and John J. Roord},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={91 1},
UNLABELLED Susceptibility to infection with Bordetella pertussis re-emerges several years after pertussis vaccination. However, the duration of immunity after natural infection with B. pertussis, postulated to be lifelong, is not known. In an ongoing study, the longitudinal course of pertussis antibodies in patients who have had laboratory-confirmed pertussis is being followed using sera obtained at irregular intervals. In 4 patients a reinfection with Bordetella pertussis is described… CONTINUE READING

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