A study of factors associated and complications of measles infection in children at a tertiary health care centre

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 10, Issue 2


Background: Measles is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Various sociocultural and physical factors play an important role in measles infection. Aim and objective: To study the incidence, factors associated and complications of measles infection in children at a tertiary health care centreMethodology: Total 200 patients clinically diagnosed as measles during the study period were enrolled. Data was collected with pre tested questionnaire. Data included sociodemographic profile, detailed history and clinical examination. Patients were investigated for Measles IgM ELISA. Results: Mean age of the patient was 2.1 ± 0.9 years.Majority of the patients were in the age group of 1-5 years (57.65%). Male to female ratio was 1.26:1. Among all patients majority of the patients were from SES IV (55.88%). Vaccination coverage was 53.33%.Diarrhea was most common complication contributing 35.88%.

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Sushant Kumar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Sunil Kumar


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Sushant Kumar, Vinod Kumar Mishra, Sunil Kumar (2019). A study of factors associated and complications of measles infection in children at a tertiary health care centre. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 10(2), 56-58. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-615771