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Can measles relapse?

My mom(45 yrs old) has fever for 7 days now; she has rashes(mosquito bite like spots) on her face, and chest. The fever doesn t subside! She was taken to a doctor a couple of days back, who says its measles, but its been a week and she still has fever. My mom had measles in her childhood, is it possible to get measles again? are these measles symptoms? Please help, Thank you ~Paul
Mon, 16 Feb 2015
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Hi! the description sounds like a case of measles but it could be some other viral infections also!

Natural infection of measles generally gives lifelong protection/immunity against a second time infection but if some condition leads low low immunity power, it might lead to recurrence of measles.

Anyways, you need to rule out other viral exanthems like rubella, ticks/typhus, flu etc...

Please see a general physician or infectious disease specialist for some tests, confirmation and management.

regards,
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Can measles relapse?

Hi! the description sounds like a case of measles but it could be some other viral infections also! Natural infection of measles generally gives lifelong protection/immunity against a second time infection but if some condition leads low low immunity power, it might lead to recurrence of measles. Anyways, you need to rule out other viral exanthems like rubella, ticks/typhus, flu etc... Please see a general physician or infectious disease specialist for some tests, confirmation and management. regards,