TITLE

Koplik spots in early measles

AUTHOR(S)
Steichen, Oliver; Dautheville, Sandrine
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/4/2009 Doctor's Health Matters, p583
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
37278868

 

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