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Whats the difference between roseola and rubeola?

Whats the difference between roseola and rubeola?

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

Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Roseola vs. Rubeola? What is the difference between roseola and rubeola?

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

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How long would rubeola titer takes to come up after the MMR booster?

How long would rubeola titer takes to come up after the MMR booster?

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

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How long does rubeola titer take to come up after the MMR booster?

How long does rubeola titer take to come up after the MMR booster?

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

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Could you explain lab results of my 15th month baby /RUBEOLA TEST/- IgG/text/ - Reactive,IgG/index/ -110.6 IU/ml /IgM/text/-Nonreactive,IgM/Index/0,2?

Could you explain  lab results of my 15th month baby /RUBEOLA TEST/-
IgG/text/ - Reactive,IgG/index/ -110.6 IU/ml
/IgM/text/-Nonreactive,IgM/Index/0,2?

Good response: It means your child has antibodies to rubeola with out evidence of infection at this time. That is the goal of immunizations. ...Read more

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How is measles treated?

How is measles treated?

Treat symptoms: Measles is caused by a virus. There is no specific medication for measles. Most children with measles are miserable. Fever & pain control with Acetaminophen are typical. Dehydration is a common complication which needs to be treated. Measles is highly contagious you will want to keep your sick child away from others. Prevention with vaccine is recommended. ...Read more

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In what ways is measles spread?

In what ways is measles spread?

Respiratory route: Measles is thought to spread via the respiratory route -- so inhalation of respiratory droplets from an infected person can lead to infection. It is an extremely contagious disease, as an infected person may spread the virus up to 7 days prior to the onset of symptoms and 3-4 days following the onset of symptoms. You can prevent yourself from infection with the MMR (mumps measles rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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