Journal Article

Unusual Presentation of Measles Giant Cell Pneumonia in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Akiko Okamura, Osamu Itakura, Mikio Yoshioka, Mitsuru Kubota, Hideaki Kikuta and Kunihiko Kobayashi

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 3, pages e57-e58
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318499
Unusual Presentation of Measles Giant Cell Pneumonia in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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The typical clinical presentation of measles in a normal immunocompetent host includes cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, Koplik's spots, and rash. However, in an immunocompromised host, measles may have an atypical clinical presentation and may be commonly associated with severe pneumonia or encephalitis. We report a fatal case of measles pneumonia without any clinical features that suggest measles in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Journal Article.  1158 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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