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Descriptor English: Measles
Descriptor Spanish: Sarampión
Descriptor Portuguese: Sarampo
Descriptor French: Rougeole
Entry term(s): Rubeola
Tree number(s): C01.925.782.580.600.500.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008457
Scope note: A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
Annotation: caused by a morbillivirus; do not confuse entry term RUBEOLA with RUBELLA (German measles); French for measles = rougeole (not rubéole which = RUBELLA), Ital for measles = rosolia (not rubeola which = RUBELLA); Span for measles = sarampi (not rubeola which = RUBELLA)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 8626
Unique ID: D008457
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/01/12
Measles - Preferred
Concept UI M0013152
Scope note A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
Preferred term Measles
Entry term(s) Rubeola



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