Koplik's spots


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Koplik's spots

Tiny white spots, surrounded by a red base, occurring on the inside of the cheeks and the inner surface of the lower lip during the INCUBATION PERIOD of MEASLES. (Henry Koplik, 1858–1927, American paediatrician)

Koplik's spots

Tiny spots occurring inside the mouth, especially on the inside of the cheek. These spots consist of minuscule white dots (like grains of salt or sand) set onto a reddened bump. Unique to measles.
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Predictive power of Koplik's spots for the diagnosis of measles.
Observers received information regarding the presence of Koplik's spots, conjunctival manifestations, oral manifestations (stomatitis) and cephalocaudal progression of the rash.
Another symptom is Koplik's spots, which can develop inside the mouth and are considered diagnostic of measles.
White spots with red rims (Koplik's spots) may first appear inside the cheeks.