Serological evidence of pertussis in patients presenting with cough in general practice in Birmingham.

Abstract

Three hundred and fifty-six patients in a large suburban practice (registered population 10,400), were diagnosed clinically with acute laryngitis/tracheitis or whooping cough (acute spasmodic cough of three weeks duration) between March 1996 and November 1997. Forty out of 145 who provided specimens for serological testing had evidence of recent infection… (More)

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@article{Miller2000SerologicalEO, title={Serological evidence of pertussis in patients presenting with cough in general practice in Birmingham.}, author={Elka Miller and Debra Fleming and L. A. Ashworth and Deborah Mabbett and J E Vurdien and Tonya Elliott}, journal={Communicable disease and public health}, year={2000}, volume={3 2}, pages={132-4} }