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Symptoms of Measles

Symptoms of Measles: Introduction

Early symptoms of the measles may be mild and include a runny nose, irritability, and red, runny eyes. Symptoms also include a hacking cough, swollen glands (lymphedema), fever, diarrhea, and white spots of the mouth called Koplik's spots.

The skin rash typical of measles develops after about four or five days of illness. This rash is made up of tiny flat pink spots that first develop on the forehead and behind the ears. The rash then spreads to the face, neck and to the rest of the body.

When the symptoms of the measles break down the body's defences and strength, bacteria can invade the body, reproduce unchecked, and cause serious, even life-threatening infections. These include ear infection, pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and encephalitis. Symptoms of these complications include ear pain, fever, headache, and change in level of consciousness. Certain populations are more at risk for getting the measles and developing its serious complications. They include those with a vitamin A deficiency....more about Measles »

Symptoms of Measles

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Measles includes the 18 symptoms listed below:

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Measles: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Measles?

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Measles as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Measles, it is also important to consider Measles as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Measles may cause:

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Measles: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Measles: 10-15 days

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Measles. This signs and symptoms information for Measles has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Measles signs or Measles symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Measles may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Measles symptoms.


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