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CLINICAL PRACTICE – Measles

New England J of Medicine July 11, 2019

P.M. Strebel and W.A. Orenstein

A 38-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with a 3-day history of fever and cough. He is a father of two children, his wife is pregnant, and he has a history of recent travel outside the United States. The physical examination is notable for a body temperature of 39°C, conjunctivitis, and rhonchi on chest auscultation. The physician suspects bronchitis and prescribes antibiotic agents. Two days later, the patient returns with a red blotchy rash over his face and trunk. The physician becomes concerned about the possibility of measles. How should this case be further evaluated and managed? How might measles have been prevented, and what can be done to prevent the spread of the disease within the patient’s family and community? …..

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