Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Children with Measles during the Year 2019

Authors

  • Adnan H. Aljothery 1 , Hasan Alwan Baiee 2 , Kassim Fakhir Hussein3 , Ameer Hasan Baiee 4 , Taif Salam Abdulameer4 , Ammar Abdulkareem Hadi 4 , Noor Adnan Abbas4

Keywords:

Clinical Characteristics, Children, Measles

Abstract

Background: Measles remains a major public health problem in many developing countries including Iraq,

Objective: To describe the epidemiological and clinical profiles of measles among children admitted to

Babylon Teaching Hospital for Maternity and Children .

Methodology : A descriptive observational cross sectional epidemiologic study was conducted on children

diagnosed and admitted to Babylon teaching hospital for Maternity and Children . using the (person, place,

time epidemiological model ) during the period from 1st of January 2019 to the 1st of September 2019. The

total number patients was 157. The independent variables studied include; age, gender, residence, time of

admission, nutritional status, vaccination status, any co morbidities, clinical presentations and complications.

Results : One hundred fifty seven clinically and serologically diagnosed measles cases who were admitted

to Babylon Teaching Hospital for Maternity and Children . . The male to female ratio was 1.4: 1 the mean

age of the patients 35.15±38.5 months(ranging between one month to 11 years). In this study Children

under years were most affected. Seventy four percent patients were from rural districts and sub districts.

The disease took the profile of epidemic and was seen most often during the hot season, with a peak in July.

Majority of cases stayed in the hospital for three days and more. Only one death was reported with a a case

fatality rate ( 0.63%).The most common complications in this study was pneumonia.

Conclusion: Measles remains a common, endemic illness mostly due to inadequate vaccination coverage,

further analytic studies are strongly requested in Iraq to identify the real potential risk factors of the

occurrence of this serious endemic diseases.

Author Biography

Adnan H. Aljothery 1 , Hasan Alwan Baiee 2 , Kassim Fakhir Hussein3 , Ameer Hasan Baiee 4 , Taif Salam Abdulameer4 , Ammar Abdulkareem Hadi 4 , Noor Adnan Abbas4

1 Assistant prof. Dr., University of Babylon – Hammurabi College of Medicine, 2 Prof. Dr., University of Babylon –

Hammurabi College of Medicine, 3 Senior Specialist, Babylon Teaching Hospital for Maternity and Children,

4Senior Medical students - University of Babylon College of Medicine

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Adnan H. Aljothery 1 , Hasan Alwan Baiee 2 , Kassim Fakhir Hussein3 , Ameer Hasan Baiee 4 , Taif Salam Abdulameer4 , Ammar Abdulkareem Hadi 4 , Noor Adnan Abbas4. (2020). Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Children with Measles during the Year 2019. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1399-1404. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10603