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What are the first symptoms of german measles? Why is it called german?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: German Measles

Three German physicians were involved with the description - confirmation / discovery of Rubella.
Friedrich Hoffmann (1740), De Bergen (1752) & Orlow in 1758. This led to the name “German Measles”. Measles can present like the flu with a pink rash.

In brief: German Measles

Three German physicians were involved with the description - confirmation / discovery of Rubella.
Friedrich Hoffmann (1740), De Bergen (1752) & Orlow in 1758. This led to the name “German Measles”. Measles can present like the flu with a pink rash.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Rash + fever

Don't know origin of german.
Technical name is rubella. Rash looks like measles but usually pinker and the child is not as sick. No spots on inside of cheeks known in measles as koplik's spots.

In brief: Rash + fever

Don't know origin of german.
Technical name is rubella. Rash looks like measles but usually pinker and the child is not as sick. No spots on inside of cheeks known in measles as koplik's spots.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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