Epidemiologic studies of measles, measles vaccine, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.

@article{Modlin1977EpidemiologicSO,
  title={Epidemiologic studies of measles, measles vaccine, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.},
  author={John F. Modlin and J. T. Jabbour and J. J. Witte and Neal A. Halsey},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1977},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={505-12}
}
Histories obtained in 350 of 375 clinically cofirmed cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) reported to a national registry showed that 292 patients had measles and 58 had no history of measles. Forty of the latter patients received live, attenuated measles virus vaccine. In patients with a history of measles, measles illness occurred before age 2 years in 46%, and a mean of 7.0 years before onset of SSPE. In contrast, there was no relationship of SSPE with age at vaccination in 35… CONTINUE READING

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