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My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

Probably not measles: Bell Palsy may be caused by herpes, chicken pox virus, Lyme disease, syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], common cold viruses, or mycoplasma. It can also be caused by inflammation alone, or small blood vessel problems from diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Of course, because..: Life is not perfect, and vaccinations are not 100% protective (but they are so so much better than catching the disease). A measles vaccine given to an infant may not give long lasting immunity, so we give 1 shot after age 12-15 months and a second shot after age 4 yrs. If we give only a single shot, the antibodies don't last as long and the person may still be able to catch measles in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still catch measles if you've already had the vaccination?

It happens: The measles does occasionally infect immunized persons with a single and rarely a 2 dose series of the vaccine.Most cases have been traced to wild measles imported from abroad through air travel . It was common to only get one dose of the vaccine up until the 90's leaving some with incomplete protection.Most us cases have involved un-immunized or incompletely immunized kids. ...Read more

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I thought I asked this question before but I don't see it in my profile. Can you still get mild measles symptoms if you had the vaccination years ago?

It is possible: If you had only one dose of the measles vaccine & did not have an adequate immune response, you could still get measles. If you have had 2 doses, it would be very unlikely. If you are not sure, you can have you doctor check if you are immune by doing a blood test. ...Read more

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What might I do to get proof of my measles vaccination?

Clinic: You can have your mealse titer checked by a clinical lab. Whemever gave you your shot also has a record of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel run down even if you have had a vaccination and can't catch measles?

Sure: Feeling weak or not welll is not dependent of the presence of measles but on a huge variety of things. Since I do not know your history i cannot extrapolate what else it could be but the causes range from mundane-too much work and too little time to bad diseases. Most people have the fformer-too little time and too much work. ...Read more

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more