Rubella (German measles) rash

Picture of rubella (German measles) rash

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Rubella, also called German measles or 3-day measles, usually causes a rash that is mild, starts on the face, and spreads to the neck, the chest, and the rest of the body. It may first appear as a mild blush before it develops into a more pinpoint rash with distinctive spots.

Last Updated: September 11, 2008

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease

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