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    Measles (Koplik Spots)

    Koplik spots are classically described as being bright red spots with white or bluish-white centers that may resemble grains of sand. They may occur anywhere in the mouth, often precede the generalized exanthem, and are pathognomonic for measles (rubeola).

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