Fever with Rash, an Alarm to the Physicians - A Case Report of Atypical Measles OD12-OD13
Dr. Prabhakaran Raman,
Professor, Department of Medicine, Madurai Medical College & Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai-625020, India.
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Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by Paramyxovirus group. It has been estimated that globally deaths occurs out of measles. The disease still remains as one of the leading cause of death among young children and adults despite the effective vaccination. The outbreak of measles is on rise in recent years with serologically confirmed cases in India. The incidence and complications of atypical measles is usually severe among older age groups even prior immunization. We report a case of 15-year-old male with symptoms of fever and rash with possible differential diagnosis and emphasize on the clinical presentation of atypical measles among adolescent age group with an additional evidence of investigations.