Adenovirus & measles

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 26 April 2021

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PubMed Search: Measles appendix

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  • Associated with marked lymphoid hyperplasia leading to intussusception, usually in children
  • Viral nuclear inclusions: basophilic nuclei with indistinct nuclear membranes (Cowdry type B, smudge cells) and, less commonly, eosinophilic inclusions surrounded by halos and distinct nuclear membranes (Cowdry type-A)
  • Immunohistochemistry, PCR, and in situ hybridization helpful in diagnosis (Infect Dis Clin North Am 2010;24:995)
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Contributed by Dr. Oleksandr Grygoruk, Boris Hospital and Medical Center, Kiev (Ukraine)

40 year old woman with prodromal measles confirmed by serology

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Warthin-Finkeldey cells (lymph node)

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