A highly communicable, acute viral illness characterized by an exanthematous maculopapular rash that begins at the head and spreads inferiorly to the trunk and extremities
Rash is pre...
Prodromal period: usually 2 to 3 days before rash (may be up to 8 days)
May begin 8 to 12 days after exposure; can persist until 2 to 3 days after rash onset
Temperature often >...
Place all patients with measles in respiratory isolation until 4 days after onset of rash; immunocompromised patients should be isolated for duration of illness.
Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing
Changes in vision
Changes in behavior, confusion
Chest or abdominal pain
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B05.9 Measles without complication
B05.2 Measles complicated by pneumonia
B05.89 Other measles complications
B05.81 Measles keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis
B05.3 Measles complicated by otiti...
There is no substantiated link between MMR vaccine and autism.
A single case of measles constitutes an outbreak; report suspected measles cases to state or local health departments imme...
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