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Measles complications in the U.S. unchanged in posteradication era

Key clinical point: In an analysis of U.S. cases following its official eradication, measles complications have been common and costly.

Major finding: In the years 2002-2013, 4.3% of 582 U.S. hospitalizations for measles culminated in fatal complications.

Data source: A cross-sectional retrospective study of data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Disclosures: Dr. Chovatiya reported no potential conflicts of interest.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM SID 2019