live attenuated measles virus vaccine


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live attenuated measles (rubeola) virus vaccine

A vaccine prepared from live strains of the measles virus. It is the preferred form except in patients who have one of the following: lymphoma, leukemia, or other generalized malignancy; radiation therapy; pregnancy; active tuberculosis; egg sensitivity; prolonged treatment with drugs that suppress the immune response, i.e., corticosteroids or antimetabolites; or administration of gamma globulin, blood, or plasma. Those persons should be given immune globulin immediately following exposure.
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