oa South African Family Practice - Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa : case study
|Article Title||Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana, 2 Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana, 3 Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana, 4 Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana, 5 Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana and 6 Texas Children's Hospital, USA|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||163 - 166|
|Keyword(s)||Botswana, Family medicine, HIV, Measles, Paediatrics, Pneumonia, Preventive health and Southern Africa|
In recent years, southern Africa has experienced a widespread measles outbreak. Given the high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence in the region, the particular features of measles in HIV-infected individuals are of interest to clinicians, especially as regards children, as are measles immunisation strategies for this population. This review discusses a case of severe measles in an HIV-infected child in Botswana, focusing on its implications for clinical case management in Botswana and similar settings and for policies on measles immunisation.
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