Koplik's spots


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Noun1.Koplik's spots - small red spots with white centers found on the mucous membranes of the mouth and tongue; symptom of measles that appears one or two days before the measles rash appears
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Signs and symptoms: *Fever *Dry cough *Runny nose *Sore throat *Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis) *Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek - also called Koplik's spots Signs and symptoms appear 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Koplik's spots are blue to white ulcerated lesions on the buccal mucosa, typically opposite the first and second molars, although they can occur anywhere in the mouth.
Symptoms usually develop 7-14 days (average 10-12) after exposure to an infected person and the initial symptoms usually include a high fever > 40 [degrees]C, Koplik's spots on the body, malaise, loss of appetite, hacking cough, runny nose and red eyes.