Does measles infection always present with rash, or can the type and severity of symptoms vary? What could cause a high fever (104), cough, red eyes, lack of appetite and yet no rash? Obvious bacterial infections (ie. ear infection, UTI) do not seem to be a cause because there is no complaint of pain. DC is almost 4.
Any time I read official reports of measles without the rash it is in terms of immunocompromised people.
So I don't know what to make of that. My 5 year old is definately not immunocompromised. But she did have a high fever, at some points up to 105, and the fever lasted several days, with cough and red eyes. I was 100% positive it was measles, until the rash just never came.
I've been hearing about other kids with this illness. I'm so curious. I would like to know what it was, whether it has a name.