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Letters Measles in older children and adults

Are Koplik’s spots really pathognomonic?

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 08 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2167
  1. David Spitzer, GP
  1. London, UK
  1. davidspitzer1{at}

Cockbain and colleagues write that Koplik’s spots “are pathognomonic for measles.”1 Yet later …

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