Forchheimer spots

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Forchheimer spots
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Small red spots on the soft palate in Strep throat

Forchheimer spots are a type of enanthem seen as tiny red spots on the soft palate in rubella, measles and scarlet fever.[1] They sometimes precede the skin rash of rubella.[1]

The spots may be present in around 20% of people with rubella.[1] The sign is named after Frederick Forchheimer.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rasokat, Heinrich (2021). "28. Viral infections". In Schmidt, Enno (ed.). Diseases of the Oral Mucosa: Study Guide and Review. Springer. p. 299. ISBN 978-3-030-82803-5. Archived from the original on 2022-12-10. Retrieved 2022-12-10.
  2. Stedman, Thomas Lathrop (2005). Stedman's Medical Eponyms. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-7817-5443-9. Archived from the original on 2022-12-10. Retrieved 2022-12-10.