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February 1971

Multinucleate Epidermal Cells in Measles: A Histologic Study

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(2):180-184. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000140066011

Histologic changes of measles in human skin and oral mucosa are characteristic. The most specific finding is syncytial-type multinucleate epithelial cells, similar in appearance to those seen in measles infected tissue cultured cells.

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