August 22, 1980

Atypical Measles in Adolescent Siblings 16 Years After Killed Measles Virus Vaccine

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson (Dr Fulginiti), and the Department of Human Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Dr Helfer).

JAMA. 1980;244(8):804-806. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310080038022

The history of killed and live measles vaccine administration and exposure to natural disease is detailed in four adolescent siblings over a 16-year period. In two of these siblings, atypical measles developed 16 years after killed measles virus vaccine was administered, despite intercurrent doses of live measles virus vaccine.

(JAMA 244:804-806, 1980)