Measles Complications in Children: What’s the Most Common?

May 29, 2014

Measles complications in children range in severity from mostly benign to fatal. Thankfully we only rarely face any of the top 5 listed here. Can you rank them from what was once most to once least common?

In pediatric patients, measles can lead to a number of complications ranging from croup and otitis media to pneumonia and death.

Can you rank the following pediatric complications from most to least common?

Death

Otitis media

Pneumonia

Acute encephalitis

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)

 

Please leave your thoughts below; for the correct order and brief discussion, CLICK HERE.