Predictors Of pertussis polymerase chain reaction positive results in Minnesota, 2005-2009

Melissa McMahon, Shalini Kulasingam, Cynthia Kenyon, Claudia Miller, Kristen Ehresmann

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Abstract

Predictors of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positivity for pertussis were assessed using Minnesota active surveillance data. Report of an exposure to pertussis and testing within the optimal time frame of ≤2 weeks were significantly associated with testing PCR positive, emphasizing the importance of asking about epidemiological factors when assessing patients for pertussis, and timely PCR testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1271-1273
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Disease predictors
  • Pertussis
  • Pertussis exposure
  • Polymerase chain reaction predictors

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