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Childhood exanthems: Rubeola is measles; high fever, charateristic "cobblestone" rash; conjunctivitis, pinpoint white spots on oral mucosa(koplick spots) and severe cough. Preventible with MMR vaccine. Roseola is due to herpes type 6&7 viruses; high fever for 2-3 days followed by pale pink, blanching rash of face and torso. No vaccine for this illness. May be a cause of febrile convulsion otherwise benign. ...Read more
Many: Roseola: rash starts after fever breaks. Rubella: rash begins while still fever present. Roseola:rash does not make it to face rubella: rash starts on hairline, forehead, neck and behind the ears. Rubella :rash is often first sign of symptoms roseola :rash comes after fever ends rubella: congenitally can be severe roseola: (over 95% of women are already immune) and few defects found to date. ...Read more
About 4 weeks: The booster is actually only designed to catch the roughly 5% of "non responders" to 1st dose of mmr. The 2nd MMR dose though may enhance MMR immune titers as well. Studies in those getting first dose show variation in how quick they mount response based on age & possibly genetics, whether breastfeeding, etc. For older infant: response rates: 85-90 % 4 weeks 81% 3 weeks 61% 2 weeks 2% 1 week. ...Read more
About 3 weeks: Booster vaccine response of igg is slower than immune response to disease. Igm may be positive at 8-14 days after vaccination but igg is often not positive after vaccination until post 3 weeks. ...Read more
Could you explain lab results of my 15th month baby /RUBEOLA TEST/-
IgG/text/ - Reactive,IgG/index/ -110.6 IU/ml
What does it mean that my rubella IgG antibody is reactive? And my rubeola and mumps antibodies are positive?
Is is okay to receive vaccinations for mumps, rubeola, rubella, and varicella all at the same time?
Single viral strain: Measles is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Measles: Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny, and conjunctivitis. After 2-4 days, a characteristic erythematous maculopapular rash develops. Symptoms resolve in most cases. Fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Fortunately, the measles vaccine can prevent both. ...Read more