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Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but fatal complication of measles, according to a case study published in MMWR.

“This report demonstrates the devastating neurological decline and social impact from this rare complication of measles,” Juventila Liko, MD, at the public health division of the Oregon Health Authority, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Measles is worth preventing.”

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Elbow dislocation resulted in longer removal from play among high school athletes

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Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

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CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika

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ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

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Comparison of Clinical Features and Long-term Surgical Outcomes in Infantile Constant and Intermittent Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, February 4, 2016
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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