Koplik's spots


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Koplik's spots

[′käp·liks ‚späts]
(medicine)
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Koplik's spots in these cases are absent.8 Atypical measles syndrome may also present with congested macules and papules starting on the extremities and back.9 The systemic features include fever, pleural effusions, pneumonia and swelling of extremities.9 In HIV positive patients there can be an atypical rash or no rash at all.9
(1) Koplik's spots are highly characteristic of the prodromal phase of measles and can often be identified before the onset of the rash, which had been originally described in 1896.
In most cases, there is a fever and the characteristic skin rash and spots inside the mouth (Koplik's spots).