What are the manifestations of enanthem in measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Enanthem

  • Koplik spots—bluish-gray specks or “grains of sand” on a red base—develop on the buccal mucosa opposite the second molars

  • Generally appear 1-2 days before the rash and last 3-5 days

  • Pathognomonic for measles, but not always present


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