Fatal measles presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome in an immunocompetent adult

Suman S. Karanth, Krishna Chaitanya Marupudi, Anurag Gupta, Nileshwar Radhakrishna Rau

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Fatal measles is known to occur among immunocompromised adults. We report a rare case of an immunocompetent non-pregnant young lady who suffered from fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome due to measles. Physicians must be vigilant to this deadly presentation of measles even in immunocompetent individuals. We emphasise the inadequacies of vaccination programmes in India reflected not only by the existing high measles-related childhood mortalities, but also an emerging rise in deaths among adults.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 19-08-2014
Externally publishedYes

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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Measles
India
Vaccination
Physicians
Mortality

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Karanth, Suman S. ; Marupudi, Krishna Chaitanya ; Gupta, Anurag ; Rau, Nileshwar Radhakrishna. / Fatal measles presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome in an immunocompetent adult. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2014.
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