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Cough • 2: Chronic cough in children
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    Whooping cough. Author's reply

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Gueiros for his interest in our paper and appreciate his comment.[1] Indeed, whooping cough should not be forgotten as an important cause of chronic cough. Especially the emergence of B. pertussis strains that are less sensitive to the protective effects of vaccination has caused increased morbidity.

    We mentioned pertussis in our paper several times: in the paragraph on infections...

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    Forgotten Whooping Cough

    Dear Editor

    Chronic cough is a common problem in childhood. Sometimes we have dificulties to harvest the ethiology, specially when we are not alert for others diagnosis. The authors skipped one of those diseases that are reemerging in first wolrd countries - whooping cough, pressed for a lack in mantaining the pertussis vaccination. This disease takes part in differencial diagnosis in emerging world. So, we all, ped...

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