Koplik spots in early measles

Steichen, Oliver; Dautheville, Sandrine
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/4/2009 Doctor's Health Matters, Vol. 180, p583
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 30-year-old man suffering from fever, cough, dyspnea and maculopapular rash who was diagnosed with measles. Koplik spots or white irregular spots on the buccal mucous membrane that usually characterise the onset of measles were observed. The significance of these spots in the early detection of the disease especially among unvaccinated populations is also noted. INSET: The onset of measles as described by Koplik in 1896.


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