Fast Five Quiz: Measles Key Aspects

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


November 25, 2020

Risk factors for measles virus infection include the following:

  • Children with immunodeficiency due to HIV or AIDS, leukemia, alkylating agents, or corticosteroid therapy, regardless of immunization status

  • Travel to areas where measles is endemic or contact with travelers to endemic areas

  • Infants who lose passive antibody before the age of routine immunization

Risk factors for severe measles and its complications include the following:

  • Malnutrition

  • Underlying immunodeficiency

  • Pregnancy

  • Vitamin A deficiency

Read more about the etiology of measles.


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