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Korean J Infect Dis. 2001 Aug;33(4):305-309. Korean. Original Article.
Paik CN , Lee DG , Jung HW , Choi JH , Cho YK , Park HJ , Lee SH , Park YH , Lee KY , Shin WS , Min WS , Kim CC .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

As a result of the enlarging pool of unvaccinated children and young adults, there has been an increase in measles in our countries. In these situation, it has been reported that measles associated pneumoinia is easily complicated with fatal respiratory failure, especially in immunocompromised patients. Herein we report the case of lethal measles pneumonia after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adults proven by autopsy. Recently, one case of measles was encountered in a 39-year-old female patients after allogenic bone marrow transplanted case (chronic myelogenous leukemia), who progressed into interstitial pneumonia pattern, despite treatment including antibiotics, immunoglobulin. The patient died of giant cell pneumonia compatible with that of measles which was comfirmed in the section of necropsy lung specimen.

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