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the Blind, I found a prevalence of 30% for corneal blindness, and the majority of these children blamed the measles, (unpublished data; cfr Sauter 1976).
KeywordsPneumonia Tuberculosis Malaria Nigeria Measle
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