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Measles can make you blind and cause birth defects. Is all this true?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Yes

However, the childhood diseases were always so common when i was a child that we expected them and there were no complcations.
We assumed that it was mother nature's way of stimulating the immune system. In england, i would treat about 200 cases of measles every 2 years----no complications---why? Because the kids were not overwhelmed with "junk". They were healthy!

In brief: Yes

However, the childhood diseases were always so common when i was a child that we expected them and there were no complcations.
We assumed that it was mother nature's way of stimulating the immune system. In england, i would treat about 200 cases of measles every 2 years----no complications---why? Because the kids were not overwhelmed with "junk". They were healthy!
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: German measles

The German measles is a rather mild illness for most who get it as kids as adults.
However, when a pregnant woman and her fetus have it during pregnancy; miscarriage, blindness, deafness,heart defects and other problems are all possible.Regular measles is a harsh disease with high fever,risk of pneumonia, encephalitis and brain damage. Blindness is not a listed problem.

In brief: German measles

The German measles is a rather mild illness for most who get it as kids as adults.
However, when a pregnant woman and her fetus have it during pregnancy; miscarriage, blindness, deafness,heart defects and other problems are all possible.Regular measles is a harsh disease with high fever,risk of pneumonia, encephalitis and brain damage. Blindness is not a listed problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
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