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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Koplik's spots

Koplik's spots: Little spots inside the mouth that are highly characteristic of the early phase of measles (rubeola). The spots look like a tiny grains of white sand, each surrounded by a red ring. They are found especially on the inside of the cheek (the buccal mucosa) opposite the 1st and 2nd upper molars. Named for the New York pediatrician Henry Koplik (1858-1927) who described them.

1 comment:

  1. sorry doc,can i get more info for this kind of little spot cuz i'd found similar infection to my son age 2years can u sir describe a bit more info bout it n how to cure it or to treat it. best regard naqi (malaysian)..kindly doc if u dont mind can u reply via my email thx very2 much