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Measles virus: structure, pathogenesis, clinical feature, complications and lab diagnosis

The name measles is derived from the Latin, misellus, meaning miserable.

Structure of Measles Virus

Replication cycle of Measles Virus

Transmission and Epidemiology of Measles


Clinical features of Measles

Fig: Clinical features of typical measles – time course from onset of illness
Koplik’s Spot

Complications  because of Measles infections

–     Secondary bacterial pneumonia –     Bacterial otitis media

Laboratory diagnosis of measles