Episode 160.0 – Measles

In this episode, we discuss the recent measles outbreak and how ED providers can best prepare to treat this almost vanquished foe.

April 8th, 2019 Download Leave a Comment Tags: ,

Show Notes

 

 

 

 


References:

CDC Measles for Health Care Providers.  https://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html#lab.

Gladwin M, Trattler B.  Orthomyxo and Paramyxoviridae.  In: Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple.  4th ed.  Miami, FL: MedMaster, Inc; 2009: 240-243.

Hussey G, Klein M.  A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Vitamin A in Children with Severe Measles.  N Engl J Med.  1990; 323: 160-164.doi: 10.1056/NEJM199007193230304.

Nir, Sarah Mailin and Gold, Michael.  “An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism.”  New York Times [New York City] 03/29/2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/nyregion/measles-jewish-community.html


A massive thanks to:

Shweta Iyer, MD: NYU Langone 3rd year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow.

Jennifer Lighter, MD: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, NYU School of Medicine.

Michael Mojica, MD: Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Michael Phillips, MD: Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, NYU Langone Medical Center.

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