TITLE

Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Sheikh, A. M.; Patel, P.; Scherzer, L.; Neumann, C. P.; Anabwani, G.; Tolle, M. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
South African Family Practice;Apr/May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In recent years, southern Africa has experienced a widespread measles outbreak. Given the high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence in the region, the particular features of measles in HIV-infected individuals are of interest to clinicians, especially as regards children, as are measles immunisation strategies for this population. This review discusses a case of severe measles in an HIV-infected child in Botswana, focusing on its implications for clinical case management in Botswana and similar settings and for policies on measles immunisation.
ACCESSION #
75129470

 

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