Fatal measles presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome in an immunocompetent adult.


Fatal measles is known to occur among immunocompromised adults. We report a rare case of an immunocompetent non-pregnant young lady who suffered from fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome due to measles. Physicians must be vigilant to this deadly presentation of measles even in immunocompetent individuals. We emphasise the inadequacies of vaccination… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204832