What is included in supportive care of measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment of measles is essentially supportive care, as follows:

  • Maintenance of good hydration and replacement of fluids lost through diarrhea or emesis

  • IV rehydration may be necessary if dehydration is severe

  • Vitamin A supplementation should be considered


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