Measles (Rubeola)

About- Measles or rubeola is a highly contagious disease of the respiratory system.
 
Symptoms-
  • Body pain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Photophobia
  • Red eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Watery eyes
  • White spots inside the mouth (Koplik's spots)
 
Causes-
Measles is caused by infection with a virus from the paramyxovirus family.
 
Risk factors
  • Frequent international travel
  • Vitamin A deficiency
Complications
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Bronchitis
  • Croup
  • Diarrhea
  • Encephalitis
  • Febrile seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Laryngitis
  • Middle ear infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Pregnancy complications
 
Specialists to visit
Infectious Disease Doctor
Pediatrician
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.who.int
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.cdc.gov
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://dermnetnz.org

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