Pertussis Hospitalization Risk by Age

Pertussis Hospitalization Risk by Age

Patients aged 65 or older appear to be more likely to be hospitalized for pertussis than adults aged 45 to 64, according to a large cohort study. The incidence of pertussis notification did not differ by age. However, hospitalization rates per 100,000 person-years were as follows:


Abstract: Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 1, 2012.

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