NCLEX RN Practice Question # 535

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RUBEOLA (MEASLES)

Description

  • Agent: Paramyxovirus
  • Incubation period: 10 to 20 days
  • Communicable period: From 4 days before to 5 days after rash appears, mainly during prodromal stage (pertaining to early symptoms that may mark the onset of disease)
  • Source: Respiratory tract secretions, blood, or urine of infected person
  • Transmission: Airborne particles or direct contact with infectious droplets; transplacental

 Assessment

  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • The three “C’s”—coryza, cough, conjunctivitis
  • Rash appears as red, erythematous maculopapular eruption starting on the face and spreading downward to the feet; blanches easily with pressure and gradually turns a brownish color (lasts 6 to 7 days); may have desquamation

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