black measles


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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.
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black measles

pl n
(Pathology) (often functioning as singular) a severe form of measles characterized by dark eruptions caused by bleeding under the skin
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Sometime rash may be petechial or haemorrhagic known as black measles. The fourth phase is the recovery phase which starts as the rash fades, undergoes brownish discoloration and desquamation.
Petri disease (aka, young vine decline) and black measles (esca) are very destructive grapevine diseases in many viticultural regions, including California.
He is perhaps best known in viticulture for his research on Black Measles.