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November 1979

Immunosuppressive Measles Encephalitis in a Patient With a Renal Transplant

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron (Dr Agamanolis), and the Department of Medicine (Drs Tan and Parker), Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):686-690. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470056011

• An inclusion body encephalitis developed in a patient with a renal transplant that was shown by immunofluorescence and electron microscopic studies to be due to measles virus. Measles encephalitis may be an opportunistic infection in children and adults with immunodeficiencies secondary to tumors or to the administration of immunosuppressive drugs.