Il morbillo e le sue complicanze polmonari secondarie: prevenire è meglio che curare.

Translated title of the contribution: Measles and its secondary pulmonary complications: prevention is better than treatment

S. Montella, F. Santamaria, M. Maglione, M. L. Ciofi degli Atti

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Recent measles outbreaks observed in North America and in several European countries, including Italy, raised the attention about the risks linked to this infection and the need of implementing and maintaining adequate preventive strategies. Measles may cause several respiratory complications such as chronic obstructive lung disease, pneumonia, with subsequent development of chronic suppurative lung disease, giant cells pneumonia or progressive respiratory insufficiency. The current preventive strategies aim to improve vaccination coverage rates with 2 doses of measles-mumps and rubella vaccine, and to catch up individuals who have not been previously vaccinated. The present review analyses pulmonary complications of measles and measles preventive strategies. Elimination of measles is a feasible goal. Since measles complications are preventable by vaccination, improvement in vaccination coverage is highly desirable.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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Measles
Lung
Vaccination
Pneumonia
Therapeutics
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
Giant Cells
North America
Respiratory Insufficiency
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Italy
Lung Diseases
Disease Outbreaks
Infection

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Il morbillo e le sue complicanze polmonari secondarie : prevenire è meglio che curare. / Montella, S.; Santamaria, F.; Maglione, M.; Ciofi degli Atti, M. L.

In: Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 17-27.

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