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Measles: clinical review


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INTRODUCTION

Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier describe the signs and symptoms of measles and outline its treatment and prognosis. Key learning points for general practice nurses and other healthcare professionals include mode of transmission, taking a history, progress of the disease and potential complications.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this module healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  • Consider at-risk groups for measles transmission
  • Be alert to possible measles infection in children and adults
  • Be aware of signs and symptoms indicating possible measles infection
  • Conduct appropriate investigations
  • Advise on management and prevention
  • Be aware of potentially serious complications

 

AUTHORS

Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier, paediatric consultants, Evelina London Children's Hospital

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLE

Infectious diseases in children: Measles Dr Mary Lowth

Rashes in children Dr Mike Wyndham

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.