MICHAEL D. NICKELL; PRESTON B. CANNADY; GREGORY A. SCHWITZER
Rubeola (measles) is an acute febrile illness predominantly affecting children. Over the past 3 years there has been a marked increase in reported cases of measles in the United States: 24 374 cases in 1975; 39 388 cases in 1976; and 54 596 cases in 1977 (1, 2). Recent data from states that report measles by age reveal a shift to a greater proportion of cases in older age groups (1). Hepatic involvement as a consequence of rubeola has been rarely recognized (3-5).
Thirty-one patients were admitted to the hospital when their rashes became clinically evident. The tentative diagnosis of
NICKELL MD, CANNADY PB, SCHWITZER GA. Subclinical Hepatitis in Rubeola Infections in Young Adults. Ann Intern Med. ;90:354–355. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-3-354
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(3):354-355.
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