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Definition of Roth's spot

Roth's spot: A hemorrhage in the retina with a white center. Originally associated with bacterial endocarditis, Roth's spots may be seen in leukemia, diabetes, collagen-vascular diseases, and other conditions that predispose to hemorrhage in the retina.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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