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Pertussis in adults. A study in an Italian population with chronic cough.

Authors
  • Antico, A
  • Fabozzi, F
  • Scipiotti, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
57
Issue
5-6
Pages
247–252
Identifiers
PMID: 12814036
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pertussis is quite a common cause of persistent cough in adults and should always be considered in differential diagnosis. Pertussis cases can easily be diagnosed by demonstrating IgA antibodies high titers in single serum samples, compared with those of population controls.

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