OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of school age children with a persistent cough who have evidence of a recent Bordetella pertussis infection. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (October 2001 to March 2005). SETTING: General practices in Oxfordshire, England. PARTICIPANTS: 172 children aged 5-16 years who presented to their general practitioner with a cough lasting 14 days or more who consented to have a blood test. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Serological evidence of a recent Bordetella pertussi...Expand abstract
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Whooping cough in school age children with persistent cough: prospective cohort study in primary care.
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