How is measles diagnosed?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of measles is usually determined from the classic clinical picture, including the classic triad of cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis; the pathognomonic Koplik spots; and the characteristic cephalocaudal progression of the morbilliform exanthem.


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