• Age. Measles usually affects children, particularly those aged over five years.

• Incubation lasts seven to 14 days. Prodromal symptoms include: fever, malaise, upper respiratory symptoms; conjunctivitis; and photophobia.

• Initial rash.. Early on Koplik's spots (white spots with surrounding erythema) appear on the oral mucosa. After two days a macular rash appears on the face, trunk, and limbs. Look behind the ears for early lesions.

• Development and resolution. The rash becomes papular, with coalescence. There may be haemorrhagic lesions and bullae which fade to leave brown patches.

• Complications are encephalitis, otitis media, and bronchopneumonia.

• Diagnosis. Specific antibodies may be detected; they are at their maximum at two to four weeks.

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