Morbidity and mortality from measles in children seen at University College Hospital, Ibadan
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Summary and conclusions
In Ibadan, measles occurs almost exclusively in the pre-sehool child, with a peak incidence between one and two years of age. The disease causes severe morbidity and appreciable mortality, which are maximal during the second week of illness. Children in the age group 3 to 4 years show the severest morbidity and females appear to be more severely affected than males. Morbidity and mortality are attributable mainly to multiple complications of which bronchopneumonia and gastro-enteritis are the commonest.
KeywordsInfectious Disease College Hospital Measle Peak Incidence Bronchopneumonia
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