E-mail Contact Us Volunteer Make A Gift En Español Employees  
Health Library > Search Topics

Search Topic

Language Choice

Rubella (German measles) rash

Child with rash caused by rubella on face, neck, and chest, with close-up of rash

Rubella usually causes a rash that is mild, starts on the face, and spreads to the neck, the chest, and the rest of the body. It may first appear as a mild blush before it develops into a more pinpoint rash. Rubella is also called German measles or 3-day measles.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Christine Hahn, MD - Infectious Disease, Epidemiology

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

Contact Us:

1-888-LGH-INFO (544-4636) Have a question?
Follow us online.