Reference : Pertussis in adulthood: report of two cases and review of the literature.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Otolaryngology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/19621
Pertussis in adulthood: report of two cases and review of the literature.
English
Poirrier, Anne-Lise [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > O.R.L. >]
Gillard, Noelle [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > O.R.L. >]
Lefèbvre, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Oto-rhino-laryngologie et audiophonologie >]
El Shazly, Amr [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > O.R.L. >]
2009
Laryngoscope
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
119
9
1720-2
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0023-852X
1531-4995
Philadelphia
PA
[en] Whooping cough is resurgent in the developed world. Systematic vaccination has changed its epidemiology, with the majority of cases now primarily affecting adolescents and adults. A 46-year-old male physiotherapist presented with a 1-week history of bothersome cough and respiratory difficulties, and a 51-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 4-week history of increasing cough and dyspnea. Polymerase chain reaction of nasopharyngeal swab were positive for Bordetella pertussis. These cases illustrate pertussis in adulthood. We review the clinical features, the prevalence, the diagnostic tools, and the management of the patients and their relatives to increase awareness of this highly contagious disease.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/19621
10.1002/lary.20566

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