Potential association between allergic diseases and pertussis infection in schoolchildren: Results of two cross-sectional studies seven years apart


Kendirli S. G. , YILMAZ M., BAYRAM İ., ALTINTAŞ D. U. , İNAL A. S. , Karakoc G.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.37, no.1, pp.21-25, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0301-0546(09)70247-2
  • Title of Journal : ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-25

Abstract

Background: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between pertussis infections and allergic diseases in two cross-sectional questionnaire-based surveys carried out in 1997 and 2004. We also measured serum level of antibody to B. pertussis.