■ Complications of measles are common. Most deaths are due to complications. They should be routinely looked for on clinical examination.
■ Early management of uncomplicated cases helps reduce complications. Early management of complicated cases reduces the case fatality and sequelae.
■ Uncomplicated cases are treated as outpatients. Complicated cases are admitted as inpatients. Hospitalised patients should be isolated from other patients.
■ During the post-measles period, children are more vulnerable to infections.
■ No prophylactic treatment for close contacts.