Koplik's spots

  • Koplik’s spots are the prodromal viral enanthem of measles
  • They appear as white spots on a red base over the buccal mucosa opposite the first and second premolars near opening of stenson’s duct
  • They are seen 1-2 days before the appearance of rash and are pathognomonic of measles
  • They may not be visible in patients with measle as they tend to disappear after the onset of rash

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