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Here is a quick mnemonic ” PARAMYXO “ to remember about the Rubeola Rash

Rubeola, also known as measles, is a highly contagious viral infection that primarily affects children. One of the characteristic symptoms of rubeola is a distinctive rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Rubeola Rash: How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – “Pox-like rash spreading from hairline downwards
  • A – “Affected areas become confluent”
  • R – “Rash lasts for at least 3 days”
  • A – “Affected individuals usually spare palms and soles”
  • M – “Measles virus causes Koplik’s spots”
  • Y – “You can catch it even if you’re not immune”
  • X – “eXtreme exhaustion and prostration”
  • O – “Other symptoms include cough, conjunctivitis, and coryza”

Mnemonic : PARAMYXO

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department