Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 10, pp 865–867 | Cite as

Pertussis: 100-day Disease Over 50 Years!

  • Pooja DewanEmail author
  • Dheeraj Shah
Reminiscences from Indian Pediatrics: A Tale of 50 Years


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity College of Medical SciencesDelhiIndia

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