What are the signs and symptoms of atypical measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Atypical measles

  • Occurs in individuals who were vaccinated with the original killed-virus measles vaccine between 1963 and 1967 and who have incomplete immunity

  • A mild or subclinical prodrome of fever, headache, abdominal pain, and myalgias precedes a rash that begins on the hands and feet and spreads centripetally

  • The eruption is accentuated in the skin folds and may be macular, vesicular, petechial, or urticarial

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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