Shakeel Ahmad, Mukhtiar Ahmad, Sherbaz Hussain Khosa.
Risk Factors Associated with Complicated Measles in Children.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;8(2):469-71.

Aim: To determine the risk factors associated with complicated measles in children. Study design: It was a descriptive cross sectional study. Duration: Six months from 1st January 2013 to 30th June 2013. Settings: Department of Pediatrics, Teaching Hospital D.G Khan Medical College. Methods: A total of 100 cases fulfilling the inclusion/exclusion criteria were enrolled in the study. Results: In this study out of 100 patients54 (54%) were male cases and 46 (46%) female cases. Risk factors in complicated measles were recorded as: malnutrition (56%), nonvaccinated (78%), young age (age less then 5 years) (80%), immune deficiency (cases with history of recurrent infections) (12%) and vitamin A deficiency (cases with bitot spots on bulbar conjuctiva (3%). Conclusion: Younger age, poor socio economic status leading to over crowding and malnutrition, nonvaccination and immune deficiency were commonest risk factors of complicated measles.

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