Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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    Congenital Measles: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Author(s): Davide P, Danilo B, Sofia F, Ilaria L, Enrico M, Gilda S and Piero VDavide P, Danilo B, Sofia F, Ilaria L, Enrico M, Gilda S and Piero V

    Background: Before the vaccination era, the incidence of gestational measles was approximately 0.5 cases per 10.000 pregnancies. In 2017, low immunization rates led to an increase in measles cases and its complications. Case presentation: We report a case of congenital measles who presented during a large community outbreak in Italy. Polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin was administered to the infant. The newborn developed only a mild maculopapular rash without any further complications. Conclusion: Thanks to the very effectiveness of vaccines, people may have forgotten the serious consequences of measles. This along with misinformation, has led to a decrement in vaccination coverage. Consequently, the measles outbreaks persist with their complications, such as congenital measles. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.10001196

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