Vaccine preventable, primarily childhood, infectious disease characterized by fever, cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, and erythematous maculopapular rash
Also known as rubeola
Incubation (10–12 days) before appearance of rash:
Transmission via direct contact or inhalation of infectious droplet
Children usually have incomplete or no immunization.
ABCs if indicated
Prevention with vaccination is cornerstone ...
Elderly patients with comorbid conditions
One of the most highly communicable of infectious diseases; death occurs in 1–3/1,000 cases in US. Respiratory isolation in health care settings is a must
American Academy of Pediatrics. Measles. In: Pickering LK, ed. Red Book 2012: The Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 27th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy...
055.0 Postmeasles encephalitis
055.1 Postmeasles pneumonia
055.9 Measles without mention of complication
055.79 Measles with other specified complications
055.2 Postmeasles otitis media
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