Pertussis seroprevalence in emergency department staff.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting. San Francisco CA USA, 1993/05.
The purpose of this study was to look at the prevalence of pertussis immunity in emergency department employees.
Prospective, observational study conducted in September 1992.
A university hospital ED.
A convenience sample of 73 ED employees.
Blood was collected from ED staff and assayed for antibody to pertussis toxin and filamentous hemagglutinin.
Ninety-nine percent of the subjects reported childhood immunization.
Geometric mean titers were 3.6 (geometric SD, 3.2) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) units for pertussis toxin and 12.1 (geometric SD, 3.3) ELISA units for filamentous hemagglutinin.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Personnel sanitaire, Coqueluche, Immunisation, Prévalence, Anticorps, Homme, Etats Unis, Bactériose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Health staff, Whooping cough, Immunization, Prevalence, Antibody, Human, United States, Bacteriosis, Infection, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.