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Roth's spot

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A white, round spot in the retina close to the optic disk, often surrounded by oval areas of haemorrhages. Seen in bacterial endocarditis, pernicious anaemia, and leukaemia.

We thank Malcolm Duncan for correcting an error in the original entry.


  • M. Roth:
    Über Netzhautaffectionen bei Wundfiebern. I. Die embolische Panophthalmitis.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1872, 1: 471-484.

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