Measles in children younger than 9 months in Pakistan

Ali Faisal Saleem, Anita Zaidi, Adnan Ahmed, Haider Warraich, Fatima Mir

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Pakistan has one of the highest burden of measles and measles-related deaths in the world. We compared the clinical course and outcomes of measles in infants aged ≤9 months with those >9 month old amongst children admitted to a tertiary care hospital. Data were collected by a retrospective chart review, and compared between age ≤9 months (Group A) and age >9 months (Group B). Severe malnutrition (P=0.039, adjusted odds ratio=3.02), anemia (P=0.017), leukocytosis (P<0.001, adjusted odds ratio 4.1), and conjunctivitis (P=0.021) were higher in Group A children. All four deaths occurred in Group B.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1012
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • Epidemic
  • Immunization
  • Measles
  • Pakistan


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