Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: jenneekatz | 2007/02/28

Q.

measles and 9 month old baby

I have heard that if a child under 3yrs gets measles that the child
is prone to getting brain tumours or something to that effect please
advise if this is true or not. My friends baby has tonsilitis how
serious can this be, please advise on both questions
Many thanks
Jenneekatz

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The answer to your first question is definitely not true. Tonsillitis is not a serious illness at all these days and is easily treated with the correct antibiotic.

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