Henry Koplik

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Eponymously spotted measles[1]. See also WhoNamedIt entry

The Koplik spots on the buccal membrane fade quickly and may not be present for long.[2] They may be gone by the time the diagnosis is made.

References

  1. H. Koplik: The diagnosis of the invasion of measles from a study of the exanthema as it appears on the buccal mucous membrane. Archives of Pediatrics, New York, 1896; 13: 918-922.
  2. http://www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/oralpath/viruses/viral%20infections/MMR.htm Picture accessed 4th March 2009
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