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Measles (cont.)

Measles Diagnosis

  • Depending on the symptoms, the doctor may diagnose measles based on the patient's history and physical exam alone.
  • In questionable cases, the doctor can perform specialized blood tests to help with the diagnosis, but these tests usually are not needed.
  • Blood tests can also be used to see if a person is immune to measles.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/5/2014

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