HLTB21H3 Study Guide - Photophobia, Exanthem, Paramyxoviridae

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23 Feb 2014

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Dating back to the 7th century, people were confused with the similar symptoms from other rash diseases like smallpox. Noticed that the pupil of the eye gets smaller when exposed to light. He also believed that both proceeded from same cause. red rash represented the mothers menstrual blood that accumulated in the child during its time in the womb. Measles was a way for children to rid themselves of the so called poisons so the disease was welcomed. rubeola, hard measles, red measles, morbilli, hasbah. The origins of the term measles is from latin - misellus or misella meaning miserable. Clearly separate measles from smallpox and recognized complications such a cancrum oris (leads to the destruction of the mouth) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Mother bloods theory demonstrated the infective nature - he succeeded in transmitting measles using blood from an infected child to 8 other participants.

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