Koplik spot


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Koplik spot

(kop′lik)
[Henry Koplik, U.S. pediatrician, 1858–1927]
Any of the small red spots with blue-white centers on the oral mucosa, particularly in the region opposite the molars; a diagnostic sign in measles before the rash appears. Not infrequently, the spots disappear as the rash develops.
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Koplik spots remain for 12 to 24 hours and often vanish before appearance of rash.