Thursday, November 29, 2012


This used to be a disease that peaked every few years in the winter and early spring, mostly in school age children. Most of them are asymptomatic or only have mild fever and lymphadenopathy (posterior cervical, posterior auricular, suboccipital). The rash began on the face, but generalized within 24 hours.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

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Reflex Hammer said...


Jimmy said...

Rubella infection

Craig Chen said...

but of course

German measles is also called rubella (as well as the Third Exanthem of Childhood). The rash is a pinpoint pink maculopapular rash. The incidence of rubella decreased greatly with the advent of the live attenuated vaccine.

Sources: Wikipedia; UpToDate.