Volume 5, Issue 3 (1-2004)                   yafte 2004, 5(3): 37-41 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: Measles is a contagious disease which is passed on easily from a person to the other. Today, although, the number of measles cases have been decreased dramatically, but it is still a common disease. The aim of this research is to study the patients with measles in Khorramabad city. Materials and Methods: This cross – sectional study was carried out on 124 patients who were admitted with diagnosis of measles in Khorramabad Shahid Madani hospital. The method of sampling was simple. The studied variables include age, sex and the season of admission. Data was collected by questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software. Findings: From 124 patients who completed the study , 78(62.9%)were boys and 46(27.1%) were girls .59(47.6%) were <9 months old,2(1.6%) were 9 months to 1.5 years old, 16(12.9%) were 1.5 – 6 years old and 47(37.9%) were 6-13 years old. The correlation between measles and age and also, measles and sex with p<0.05 was significant . Of patients who were hospitalized, 31 (25%)were in March to February, 2002 and 93(75%) were in March to July, 2003. Conclusion: In this study the most outbreak rate of measles was under the age of 9 months and after the age of 6 years, while according to the ministry of health and treatment program, inoculation of measles is done during 2 doses, the first one at the age of 9 months and the other at the age of 15 months. So changing vaccination time is recommended, provided the results of this study are confirmed in the other cities.
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Received: 2013/01/8 | Published: 2004/01/15