Access Medicine's Image of the Week: Measles

From: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter A1: Atlas of Rashes Associated with Fever

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In measles, discrete erythematous lesions become confluent on the face and neck over 2–3 days as the rash spreads downward to the trunk and arms, where lesions remain discrete. (Reprinted from K Wolff, RA Johnson: Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 5th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2005.)The photo shows upper body (lower part of neck, arms, chest and abdomen) of a patient  covered with erythematous lesions as seen in measles.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education