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measles vs rubella

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Different test: Measles (rubeola) immunity is checked only in special circumstances. German Measles (rubella) immunity is checked in all pregnant women as well as in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because ... Read More
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
Discovered in German: Rubella is often called “german measles, ” but it is not related to measles at all. It got this name because the rash caused by rubella looks like mea ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
German Measles: Three German physicians were involved with the description/ confirmation of Rubella. Friedrich Hoffmann (1740), De Bergen (1752) & Orlow in 1758. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
16 years experience General Practice
Depends on immunity: 30% may have one or more of the following dangers: pneumonia, ear infection, or diarrhea. Long term problem occurs if person ends up with encephalitis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
54 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Until 4-5 yrs old: If your chilod had a MMR shot at age 12-15 months, then the next due will be at 4-5 years before he enters kindergarten. If he did not have yet, then ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
None except rash : 5% of patients may get slight rashand mild fever as a reaction to this live attenuated vaccine 10 to 12 days after the vaccination, but it is not rube ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Need a booster shot: That result usually means the patient is immune to measles and to rubella, but is not immune to mumps. If she had her MMR shot before, her mumps antib ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
36 years experience Pediatrics
Rubella: No, you may be thinking of chicken pox, which lies dormant in the nerve root and comes out later in life as shingles.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Long term issues: Measles:can cause encephalitis with brain damage in 1/1000 and death in 3/1000 cases. Mumps can cause pregnancy loss, male sterility, mild encephaliti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Measles vaccine was : Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s.

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