Atypical Measles Syndrome (AMS)

Atypical Measles Syndrome (AMS)

Dr. KennedyAtypical 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.

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