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Atypical Measles Syndrome (AMS) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Atypical Measles Syndrome (AMS) is an altered expression of measles, AMS begins suddenly with high fever, headache, cough, and abdominal pain. The rash may appear 1 to 2 days later, often beginning on the limbs. Swelling (edema) of the hands and feet may occur. Pneumonia is common and may persist for 3 months or more. AMS is thought to occur in persons who were incompletely immunized against measle. In other words, the immunization did not work.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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