Which factors increase the risk for Measles virus pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Persons at risk for measles-virus pneumonia are those with T-cell immunosuppression (eg, those taking steroids), BMT recipients, and those with HIV infection, lymphoma, leukemia, or Epstein-Barr virus infection. Others at risk are children and the elderly, pregnant women, those with vitamin A deficiency, and persons not vaccinated or those in whom primary vaccination failed.


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