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Table 3 Frequency of B. pertussis antibody serum level, colonization rate, and PCR result in patients with MS and control group

From: The role of Bordetella pertussis in the development of multiple sclerosis

Variables Cases (N = 109) Control (N = 114) P.value
Serum B.pertussis Ab 37.8% 35.1% 0.74
Nasopharynx culture 0% 0%
PCR 0% 0%