Long-lasting cough in an adult German population: incidence, symptoms, and related pathogens

@article{Weinberger2017LonglastingCI,
  title={Long-lasting cough in an adult German population: incidence, symptoms, and related pathogens},
  author={Raphael Weinberger and Marion Riffelmann and Nicole Kennerknecht and Christel Huelsse and Martina Littmann and Judith O'Brien and R{\"u}diger von Kries and Carl Heinz Wirsing von K{\"o}nig},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={665-672}
}
Studies of the incidence of pertussis in adults have shown that it accounts for only 5–15% cases of prolonged coughing. We assessed the burden of suffering related to prolonged coughing and tried to identify further causative agents. Based on a sentinel study with 35 general practitioners in two German cities (Krefeld, Rostock), with 3,946 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria, we estimated the incidence of prolonged coughing in adults. In 975 of these outpatients, PCR and/or serology for… CONTINUE READING