Evaluation of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae as etiologic agents of persistent cough in adolescents and adults

Robert M. Wadowsky, Elias A. Castilla, Stella Laus, Anita Kozy, Robert W. Atchison, Lawrence A. Kingsley, Joel I. Ward, David P. Greenberg, Stephen J. Barenkamp, David I. Bernstein, Robert Edelman, Wendy A. Keitel, John J. Treanor

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Abstract

Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae were evaluated as agents of persistent cough in adolescents and adults (n = 491). Tests of 473 respiratory specimens by culture or PCR or both identified four episodes (0.8%) of M. pneumoniae-associated illness and no episodes of C. pneumoniae illness, suggesting that these bacteria do not frequently cause persistent cough.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-640
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

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