Respiratory viral infections in infants with clinically suspected pertussis.

  title={Respiratory viral infections in infants with clinically suspected pertussis.},
  author={{\^A}ngela Esp{\'o}sito Ferronato and Alfredo Elias Gilio and Sandra Elisabeth Vieira},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  volume={89 6},
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the frequency of respiratory viral infections in hospitalized infants with clinical suspicion of pertussis, and to analyze their characteristics at hospital admission and clinical outcomes. METHODS a historical cohort study was performed in a reference service for pertussis, in which the research of respiratory viruses was also a routine for infants hospitalized with respiratory problems. All infants reported as suspected cases of pertussis were included. Tests for… CONTINUE READING
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