Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rubeola Symptoms

Initial symptoms of measles include:

Additional symptoms of measles that appear about 4 days after the initial symptoms include:
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Measles rash:
    • Generalized rash
    • Rash begins behind the ears and on the forehead
    • Rash moves to the face and neck
    • Rash spreads slowly to the chest, and then to the arms and legs
    • Rash is initially red and blotchy, and then fades to a copper-brown color
    • Rash lasts about 7 days

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rubeola References
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