Article Text


Arthritis after mumps and measles vaccination.
  1. M Nussinovitch,
  2. L Harel,
  3. I Varsano
  1. Department of Pediatrics C, Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach, Tikvah.


    Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine carries a risk of joint symptoms particularly in children under 5 years. A boy who presented with an inflamed knee after measles and mumps vaccination is reported; synovial fluid aspirated from the joint contained 4.3 x 10(9)/l leucocytes. It is thought that the mumps component is the aetiological cause of acute monoarthritis.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.