Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa

A. M. Sheikh, Premal Patel, L. Scherzer, C. P. Neumann, G. Anabwani, M. A. Tolle

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Volume54
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Southern Africa
Measles
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Immunization
Case Management
Disease Outbreaks
Population

Keywords

  • Botswana
  • Family medicine
  • HIV
  • Measles
  • Paediatrics
  • Pneumonia
  • Preventive health
  • Southern Africa

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Sheikh, A. M., Patel, P., Scherzer, L., Neumann, C. P., Anabwani, G., & Tolle, M. A. (2012). Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa. South African Family Practice, 54(2), 163-166.

Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa. / Sheikh, A. M.; Patel, Premal; Scherzer, L.; Neumann, C. P.; Anabwani, G.; Tolle, M. A.

In: South African Family Practice, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2012, p. 163-166.

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Sheikh, AM, Patel, P, Scherzer, L, Neumann, CP, Anabwani, G & Tolle, MA 2012, 'Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa', South African Family Practice, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 163-166.
Sheikh AM, Patel P, Scherzer L, Neumann CP, Anabwani G, Tolle MA. Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa. South African Family Practice. 2012;54(2):163-166.
Sheikh, A. M. ; Patel, Premal ; Scherzer, L. ; Neumann, C. P. ; Anabwani, G. ; Tolle, M. A. / Measles in HIV-infected children in southern Africa. In: South African Family Practice. 2012 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 163-166.
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