What are rare infectious complications of measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Rare complications include hemorrhagic measles, purpura fulminans, hepatitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), thrombocytopenia, appendicitis, ileocolitis, pericarditis, myocarditis, acute pancreatitis, [31] and hypocalcemia. [32] Transient hepatitis may occur during an acute infection.


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