Measles encephalitis


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Measles encephalitis

A serious complication of measles occurring in about one out of every 1,000 cases, causing headache, drowsiness, and vomiting seven to ten days after the rash appears. Seizures and coma can follow, which may lead to retardation and death.
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The author Roald Dahl painfully recalled how his seven-year-old daughter died of measles encephalitis. Olivia died in 1962, six years before a measles vaccine was available in the UK.
7WHAT THE family suffered further tragedy two years later when their daughter Olivia died of measles encephalitis at the age of seven.
(2) In this report, we describe a Syrian child who presented in Oman with measles encephalitis and made a full recovery.
"After frightening you with the unlikely possibility of measles encephalitis, your doctor can rarely be counted on to tell you of the dangers associated with the vaccine he uses to prevent it," explained the late Dr.
Before vaccinations, several thousand children developed brain damage from measles encephalitis each year.
Of those people, 400-500 died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 1,000 developed chronic disability from measles encephalitis. In 2000, the United States declared that measles was eliminated from this country.
"She was suffering from measles encephalitis, which in an inflammation of the brain.
The source of almost half of the measles importations in 2011 was the WHO European Region, which reported >30,000 cases of measles, including 27 cases of measles encephalitis, a complication that often results in permanent neurologic sequelae, and eight measles-related deaths in 2011.
The prevailing HIV epidemic promoted the rare complication of subacute measles encephalitis (SME), (5) and 8 'silent casualties' in the evanescent phase of this outbreak are reported.
"She is warm." I said to doctors in hall, "Why is she so warm?" Olivia was the victim of measles encephalitis, a rare inflammation of the brain which can arise from measles.
Acute measles encephalitis, which often results in permanent brain damage, occurs in one of every 1,000 cases; death occurs in one to three of every 1,000 here in the U.S.
One in six children who suffer measles encephalitis will die and up to half of those who survive will be left with brain damage.