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Clinically Diagnosing Pertussis-associated Cough in Adults and Children CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Abigail Moore, Anthony Harnden, Cameron C Grant, Sheena Patel, Richard S Irwin, Kenneth W Altman, Elie Azoulay, Alan F Barker, Donald C Bolser, Surinder S Birring, Fiona Blackwell, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Sidney S Braman, Christopher Brightling, Priscilla Callahan-Lyon, Anne B Chang, Terrie Cowley, Paul Davenport, Ali A El Solh, Patricio Escalante Show all

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: The decision to treat a suspected case of pertussis with antibiotics is usually based on a clinical diagnosis rather than waiting for laboratory confirmation. The current guideline focuses on making the clinical diagnosis of pertussis-associated cough in adults and children. METHODS: The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodologic guidelines and the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation framework were used. The Expert Cough Panel based their recommendations on findings from a systematic review that was recently published on the topic; final grading was reached by consensus according to Delphi methodology. The systematic review was carri..

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