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Mycoplasma pneumoniae and respiratory virus infections in children with persistent cough in England: a retrospective analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Persistent cough following an acute respiratory tract infection is common in children, but clinicians may find it difficult to give accurate prognostic information on likely duration of cough without a microbiologic diagnosis. This study estimates the prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp) and assesses the prognostic value of detecting Mp and respiratory viruses in children with persistent cough. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed blood samples, nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPAs)...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-International
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Journal:
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
12
Pages:
1047-1051
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1532-0987
ISSN:
0891-3668
URN:
uuid:29f74e9f-f01b-434e-bff4-09b04ab40c12
Source identifiers:
172065
Local pid:
pubs:172065

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