BMJ volume 295, issue 6589, P19-22 1987 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6589.19 View full text
M M Gray, I M Hann, S Glass, O B Eden, P M Jones, R F Stevens

Abstract: AbstractMeasles is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in children receiving treatment for leukaemia. A review was made of all the documented cases of measles in children in first remission from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at four major treatment centres in 1974-84. Over the 11 years reviewed 1043 children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia were referred to these centres. Fifty one (4.9%) died while in first remission and 15 (29.4%) of these deaths were due to measles or its complications: 12 cases of …

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