What long-term complication is associated with this condition?

A five-year-old male with a four-day history of fever presents with a new erythematous rash. His mother says he has been coughing and sneezing for the past few days. Examination reveals conjunctivitis, grayish elevations on the buccal mucosa opposite his molar teeth, and a maculopapular rash on his trunk and extremities. Which of the following is a long-term complication of this patient’s condition?

A. Mitral valve disease
B. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
C. Cataracts
D. Infertility

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  • The diagnosis is measles. And the long term complication could be subacute sclerosing panenchepalitis.