black measles


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hem·or·rhag·ic mea·sles

a severe form in which the eruption is dark in color due to effusion of blood into affected areas of the skin.
Synonym(s): black measles (1)

black measles

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic skin eruptions. Also called hemorrhagic measles.
A descriptive term for the darkened hemorrhagic cutaneous spots seen in Rocky Mountain spotted fever—caused by Rickettsia rickettsii—which have been likened to the rash of hemorrhagic measles—rubeola