Summary of Study Session 6

In Study Session 6, you have learned that:

  1. Fever is a symptom of both simple and serious diseases.
  2. Identifying serious disease is very important to prevent death among children.
  3. To assess for fever you need to determine the malaria risk, ask about the duration of any fever, ask about and look for measles, look and check for signs of meningitis.
  4. Malaria, measles and other severe febrile diseases like meningitis should be classified to give appropriate and prompt treatment.
  5. Infants and children with severe febrile diseases and severe complicated measles should be referred urgently.
  6. Malaria and measles with eye or mouth complications can be treated at the health post, while measles and fever with no malaria can be treated at home.

6.6.3  Follow-up care for measles with eye or mouth complications

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 6