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Pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18034357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During the winter 2005-2006, all infants <4 months of age admitted for bronchiolitis or acute respiratory tract infection in a tertiary care pediatric hospital in Paris were tested for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pertussis with real-time polymerase-chain reaction (RT-PCR). A positive pertussis-PCR was found in 14/90 (16%) infants infected with RSV and in 5/30 negative for RSV. Similar clinical symptoms were found in all RSV-positive infants with or without pertussis co-infection. Most infants (73%) were not vaccinated against pertussis, and the other children had received one or two injections. In conclusion, pertussis-RSV co-infection is common in young infants, and pertussis-PCR should be used, whenever available.
Authors:
Cécile Cosnes-Lambe; Josette Raymond; Martin Chalumeau; Charlotte Pons-Catalano; Florence Moulin; Nathalie de Suremain; Hélène Reglier-Poupet; Pierre Lebon; Claire Poyart; Dominique Gendrel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  167     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1017-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric and Emergency, Université Paris 5, APHP, Hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul-Cochin, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Hospitals, Pediatric
Humans
Infant
Male
Paris / epidemiology
Pertussis Vaccine / administration & dosage
Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / complications*,  epidemiology
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses / isolation & purification*
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Whooping Cough / complications*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pertussis Vaccine

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