Fazlur Rahim, Habib-ur-rehman, Jan Muhammad Afridi.
Measles - demographic profile and complications in children.
J Med Sci May ;19(4):174-6.

Objectives: To know commonest age group, vaccination status, nutritional status and main complications in children admitted with measles. Material and Metods: Children admitted with measles to infectious disease unit of department of child health, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar during the year 2006-2008 were included in the study. Detail of each patient was recorded on a proforma. Results: A total of 192 children with measles were admitted. Out of these 124 (64.6%) were males and 68(35.4%) were females. Maximum number of children who had measles was between 6 months to 3 years of age followed by 3-4 years. Seventy-eight children were between 6 months to one year of age, among them 42 children were between 6-9 months of age. Only 3 children were between 10-15 years of age. Out of 192 children only 71(36.97%) had completed vaccination. Regarding the nutritional status of these children with measles 82(43%) children were normal, the rest had grade 1 to grade 3 malnutrition according to the modified Gomez classification. Conclusion: Most of the children with measles were documented in the lowest age group 6-9 months. The commonest complications in these children with measles were pneumonia followed by diarrhea and stomatitis.

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