Measles, One of the Re-emerging Diseases

Öz Objective: The aim of the study is to stand out the measles which is a highly contagious re-emerging viral illness andmay cause severe complications in susceptible population.Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on patients who were diagnosed with measles in the department ofInfectious Diseases, Erciyes University Hospital, between January 2013 and February 2014. The diagnosis of measles wasconfirmed by measles specific immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody positivity in serum samples.Results: Nine patients were included the study. Three patients had a co-morbid condition including hematopoietic stemcell transplantation, pregnancy and diabetes mellitus. Four of the patients had hepatitis and one of them had pneumoniaas a complication.Conclusion: Susceptible population, especially immunocompromised people are still at risk about measles. Adherenceto universal vaccination programs is determinative in terms of breaking out of an outbreak. J Microbiol Infect Dis2016;6(1): 19-22


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