Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Measles mnemonic

Hello vaccinated people!
Let's talk about signs and symptoms of measles (That you'll never experience because you are vaccinated!)
Prodromal phase of measles mnemonic, "MEASLES"
Measles
Elevation of temperature
Acute onset
Spots (Koplik spots)
Lacrimation
Eyes are reddened
Sneezing

Eruptive phase of measles mnemonic, "MEASLE"
Malaise
Erythematous rash
Appears brownish
Anorexia
Squamation (Desquamation develops)
Lymphadenopathy
Exfoliates
Complications of measles mnemonic, "MEASLES"
Malnutrition
Encephalitis
Appendicitis, diarrhea
Acute glomerulonephritis
Steven's Johnson syndrome
Lymphadenopathy
Effects on respiratory tract (Otitis media, pneumonia, laryngotrachitis, bronchiectasis, primary tuberculosis flare up)
Subacute Sclerosing Pan Encephalitis
That's all!
Measles measles measles!
-IkaN

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