Koplik's spots


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Related to Koplik's spots: measles
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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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Measles is highly infectious, causing a cold-like illness with runny nose, fever, white spots in the mouth (Koplik's spots) and a blotchy rash.
As I took the thermometer from her mouth, I saw something I couldn't quite believe: Koplik's spots, small red spots with blue-white centers.
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.