Rubeola is the ordinary measles, an acute highly contagious viral disease with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash.
Rubeola (measles) is a potentially disastrous disease. It can be complicated by ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (that can cause convulsions, mental retardation. and even death), the sudden onset of low blood platelet levels with severe bleeding (acute thrombocytopenic purpura) or a chronic brain disease that occurs months to often years after an attack of measles (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis). During pregnancy measles can trigger miscarriages or premature delivery.
Rubeola (measles) can be prevented through vaccination.
The disease is also called the hard measles and (depending on how long you think it lasts) the seven-day measles, the eight-day measles, the nine-day measles, or the ten-day measles, and morbilli. The name “measles” comes from the Middle English “maselen” meaning “many little spots” characteristic of the rash. The word “rubeola” refers specifically to the reddish color of the rash.
Right upper lobe, the upper-right lobe of the lung.
- Rule out
Term used in medicine, meaning to eliminate or exclude something from consideration. For example, a normal chest x-ray may “rule out” pneumonia.
1. Regurgitating food after a meal and then swallowing and digesting some of it. Cattle and other ruminant animals have a four-chambered stomach for the rumination of food and so can chew their cud. Some people, particularly infants, engage in something similar by regurgitating food after a meal and then swallowing and digesting some of […]
- Runny nose
The production of extra mucus by the nose. Rhinorrhea is the medical term for this common problem. The nose makes extra mucus whenever something that is in the nose, such as pollen or dust, needs to be removed. Mucus formation is also part of the histamine reaction to allergies and of the body’s defenses during […]
A protein that is a transcription factor controlling when genes are switched on or off. Runx-1 acts by binding to regulatory sequences — specific sequences of DNA close to the genes they regulate. These DNA sequences, called Runx-1 binding sites, are scattered throughout the human genome, wherever there is a gene under the control of […]