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Difference between measles and german measles

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Different viruses: Rubeola or "red measles" is caused by the rubeola virus, and usually lasts about 14 days. Although most people recover without problems, rubeola can l... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Severity: Measles is rubeola and is caused by a paromyxovirus of the genus morbillivirus. Rubella is caused by rubella virus. Rubeola is generally more severe t... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Separate germs: Rubella, or german measles is a rather mild rash producing illness in kids and adults that does its most damage to a fetus.If mom gets it during preg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See below: German measles presents with impressive generalized rash lasting only 3 days, mild fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Measles, in contrast, presents wit... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Different rashes: They have a different package of symptoms. The simplest answer is that the rashes are not the same.Shingles generally is found in a more localized pat... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Rash is fever free: A common everyday rash is not accompanied by fever, whereas german measle rash and fever appear simultaneously.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
Measles: Measles, or rubeola, is prevented by a vaccine given to children at about 18 months of age. German measles, or rubella, is also prevedted by a vaccine... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Defferent germ/efect: The german measles is a rather mild illness of childhood that causes tremendous birth defects (deaf, dumb, blind, miscarriage, blood poisoning)if expe... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Rubella: Rubella is the virus causing the "german" measles, sometimes called the "three day" measles. It can cause serious problems for an unborn baby (congeni... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Rubella: Rubella is also known as german measles. Child can have fever, rash, irritability, decreased appetite, lymph node enlargement, etc. Any rash with feve... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: German measles or rubella is not the same infection as measles or rubeola. Other than a similar appearing rash, they have different constellation of s... Read More
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