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Introduction

  • N. W. H. M. Dekkers
Part of the Monographs in Ophthalmology book series (MIOP, volume 3)

Abstract

In several developing countries blindness after measles is a considerable public health problem. Many patients, who have lost useful vision through leucomata, adhaerent leucomata or phthisis bulbi, relate this with an episode of measles when they were young. For example, in a survey in Western Kenya of two Schools for the Blind, I found a prevalence of 30% for corneal blindness, and the majority of these children blamed the measles, (unpublished data; cfr Sauter 1976).

Keywords

Measle Virus Corneal Ulcer Protein Energy Malnutrition Protein Energy Malnutrition Herpetic Keratitis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands 1981

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