Which patients are at highest risk for complications of measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Complications of measles are more likely to occur in persons younger than 5 years or older than 20 years, and complication rates are increased in persons with immune deficiency disorders, malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, and inadequate vaccination. Immunocompromised children and adults are at increased risk for severe infections and superinfections.

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