Pertussis: a concise historical review including diagnosis, incidence, clinical manifestations and the role of treatment and vaccination in management

@article{Versteegh2005PertussisAC,
  title={Pertussis: a concise historical review including diagnosis, incidence, clinical manifestations and the role of treatment and vaccination in management},
  author={Florens G. A. Versteegh and Joop F. P. Schellekens and André Fleer and John J. Roord},
  journal={Reviews in Medical Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={79–89}
}
Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious acute bacterial disease involving the respiratory tract and is caused mainly by Bordetella pertussis. Since the last decade many developed countries experience a re-emergence of pertussis, even countries that have had high vaccination coverage for many years. In this study we review the historical facts, clinical manifestations, microbiology, pathogenesis, host defences, epidemiology, transmission, immunity, diagnosis, treatment and prevention… 
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