6.5.3  Measles

All children with measles should receive a therapeutic dose of vitamin A.

A child with measles now or within the last three months and with none of the complications listed in the pink or yellow rows is classified as having measles. You should give the child a therapeutic dose of vitamin A to help prevent measles complications from developing. Table 6.2 summarises these classifications and also indicates what treatment should be provided according to the classification.

Table 6.2  Assess and classify table for measles.

You are now going to look at how you treat measles and associated complications.

6.5.2  Measles with eye or mouth complications

6.6  Treatment of measles