What is the pathogenesis of atypical measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The assumed pathogenesis of atypical measles is hypersensitivity to measles virus in a partially immune host. Laboratory tests reveal a very low measles antibody titer early in the course of the disease, followed soon thereafter by the appearance of an extremely high measles immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody titer (eg, 1:1,000,000) in the serum.


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