Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 6

Macrophagic Activation Syndrome Related to Measles in a Child

F Safi1,2, Manel Hsairi1,2*, A Ben Halima1,2, A Abdennadher1,2, L Gargouri1,2 and A Mahfoudh1,2

1Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Sfax, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: Manel Hsairi, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.

Received: March 25, 2021; Published: May 27, 2022


  Measles is a highly contagious infection whose frequency has been clearly reduced thanks to vaccination. It can rarely lead to complications, which are represented mostly by pneumonia, diarrhea or otitis, less commonly, encephalopathy and hepatitis. Macrophagic activation syndrome is a severe systemic manifestation which can rarely been associated with measles. We present a case of haemophagocytic syndrome caused by measles in a 14-month boy.

Keywords: Haemophagocytic Syndrome; Measles; Child


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Citation: Manel Hsairi., et al. “Macrophagic Activation Syndrome Related to Measles in a Child". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.6 (2021): 21-23.



Copyright: © 2022 Manel Hsairi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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