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Rare disease
Measles: an adult case during a local outbreak
  1. Aaron Gabriel Sutherland1,
  2. Kate Barnabas2,
  3. Kemparaju Haribhaskar3
  1. 1
    Lancashire Teaching NHS Trust, 31 Church Street, Adlington, Chorley PR7 4EX, UK
  2. 2
    Lancashire Teaching NHS Trust, 20 Ash Court, Rhyl, LL18 4NZ, UK
  3. 3
    Lancashire Teaching NHS Trust, MAU, Chorley and District General Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley PR1 1PR, UK
  1. Aaron Gabriel Sutherland, dr_aaron{at}doctors.net.uk

Summary

A young man presented with a rash and febrile illness, which was initially diagnosed as a non-specific viral infection. As he became more unwell, however, his rash progressed and the diagnosis of measles was proposed, which was later confirmed by serology. He made a full recovery after supportive treatment.

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication