Rubella (German Measels)

Etiology

  • Virus
  • Uncommon w/vaccination
  • Can be congenitally acquired

Symptoms

  • Rash starts on face--> then spreads to rest of body
  • Systemic sx often preceded rash: fever, headache, runny nose, red eyes, cough, sore throat
  • Rash duration ~ 3d

Physical Exam Findings

  • Adenopathy
  • F, initial eruption on face--> then body
  • Sometimes conjunctivitis

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