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Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dx type1 vonwillebrand w/o fam Hx. Lately getting a few petechiae on eyelids w/o trauma/straining/vomiting. Web says periorbital purpura=amyloid but could VWD+drinking alcohol also explain? Hem/onc prev thought all ok but hasn't seen me sincethis began

Just watch it: Even though you might have found the link between "periorbital purpura" on my own website, there are lots of other possible causes, including fragile vessels from any cause, mild platelet dysfunction (maybe from vWD), and other stuff not nearly so deadly as amyloidosis. And you're getting older and more sun-damaged, which itself weakens the small vessels some. Just follow your vWD. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?

Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?

Yes and no: No clinician would take chances. The history and symptoms would tilt the balance either way. Most patients end up having a lumbar puncture if there is any clinical suspicion for meningitis. Remember that rashes may be in different stages and that will make impossible to differentiate. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old dtr has petichiae/purpura onlower legs that wrap around to shin. It has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out schonleins.?

My 7 yr old dtr has petichiae/purpura onlower legs that wrap around to shin. It has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out schonleins.?

Platelet dysfunction: Has your child experienced frequent nose bleed, rectal bleeding, or gum bleeding? Platelet dysfunction could be the culprit. Hematologist would be the right specialist to see. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter has petichiae or purpura on her lower legs that wrap around to the shin it has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out sch?

My 7 year old daughter has petichiae or purpura on her lower legs that wrap around to the shin it has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out sch?

Keep looking.: Purpura is the result of blood leakage into the skin. It may represent a relatively benign condition or herald the presence of a significant underlying disorder such as low platelet levels, coagulation factor deficiencies, or a vascular defect. Testing should be continued until the cause is found, particularly if fever is also involved. ...Read more

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Is petechiae a common reaction in some children when fighting off everyday illness or infection?

Is petechiae a common reaction in some children when fighting off everyday illness or infection?

PETECHIAE is...: Bleeding into the skin, doesn't blench on pressure. If associated with fever without localizing signs, indicates high risk for serious bacterial infection, e.g. Bacteremia, sepsis, meningitis.

Viral rash, on the other hand, very common; seen as macular or maculo-papular rash that blenches on pressure. I assume, you are talking about viral rash. If petechiae, must see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is petechiae common with Hodgkin lymphoma?

Is petechiae common with Hodgkin lymphoma?

Not per se: Petechiae are not a presenting symptom of Hodgkin. If a person is treated with chemo, then petechiae may occur due to the toxicity of chemotherapy.
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4m/o diagnosed with petechiae the only sign is purple dots on shin. Prim dr said there's nothing they can do, but was wondering if there was something?

4m/o diagnosed with petechiae the only sign is purple dots on shin. Prim dr said there's nothing they can do, but was wondering if there was something?

Platelet count?: Petechiae occur when platelets are low, or with vasculitis. You do not mention if the patient had low platelets. Wiskott aldrich syndrome (was) is an x-linked genetic condition where males have low platelets, immune deficiencies with frequent otitis media, and increased risk of lymphoid cancer. X-linked thrombocytopenia is a mutation in was gene that doesn't cause cancer or frequent infections. ...Read more

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Is it common to get petechiae on my face after vomiting?

Is it common to get petechiae on my face after vomiting?

Not common: But it happens. When you wretch you produce high intrathoracic/abdominal pressures and impede blood return from the head / neck. This occasionally will produce petechiae or conjunctival hemmorhage. It is more common in those who have taken a non steroidal or antiplatelet agent. ...Read more

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Had normal CBC w/diff 3 wks ago. Platelets lower side of normal. I have developed a tiny bit of petechiae on shin. Could this be a sign of leukemia?

Had normal CBC w/diff 3 wks ago. Platelets lower side of normal. I have developed a tiny bit of petechiae on shin. Could this be a sign of leukemia?

Unlikely: You do not expect petechiae unless there is a drastic fall in platelet counts. Moreover you are not expected to have a normal CBC if you were to have leukemia. if you feel well ignore your concerns as baseless. If you feel unwell, then repeat your CBC and go see your doctor for examination. Petechiae are difficult to see for a lay person. ...Read more

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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more

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Individual, few petechiae on on stomach. Normal platelet count and CBC. No NSAID use. No other signs or symptoms. What is the cause? Is it concerning?

Individual, few petechiae on on stomach. Normal platelet count and CBC. No NSAID use. No other signs or symptoms. What is the cause? Is it concerning?

No concern: Nothing to worry. Ask your doctor to confirm presence of ptechiae versus others. Sometimes, very small benign hemangioma or other rash (subcutaneous bleeds from scratching vs other rash) can mimic ptechiae. Go to see your doctor if you see more rash on your body/extremities etc. ...Read more

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What does petechiae indicate?

What does petechiae indicate?

Low platelets: Platelets are cells that help you blood to clot. Petechiae can occur when platelet counts are low. This can be verified by a simple blood count (CBC) suggest you check if you are certain you have petechiae. ...Read more

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Why do some think petechiae is harmless?

Why do some think petechiae is harmless?

Petechiae: A medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners (anticoagulants).
Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis).A bleeding or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder.
Other diseases that affect clotting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Petechiae?

What is the definition or description of: Petechiae?

Petechiae: Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes due to broken capillaries. ...Read more

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What causes random skin petechiae?

What causes random skin petechiae?

See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. Have your doctor take a look and discuss it with her. Often time the pattern or placement explains why it is there. ...Read more

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What is going on--raynaud's and petechiae?

What is going on--raynaud's and petechiae?

Be more specific: There are lots of processes can fall into those symptoms. ...Read more

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Help! Can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

Help! Can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

No: I don't believe so. Here is an interesting report. Please see your family doctor asap. :vital signs: a stress case or a serious disease? - discover. ..
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Sep 17, 2011 - petechiae can be a side effect of Aspirin use. Infections can lead to petechiae, which. ..Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can petechiae in baby leg be caused by kicking?

Can petechiae in baby leg be caused by kicking?

Possible: But see doctor to rule out an underlying condition. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly have petechiae. I only had it once before 4 months ago. I thought it was an allergic reaction to something.

Why do I suddenly have petechiae. I only had it once before 4 months ago. I thought it was an allergic reaction to something.

Petechiae: Petechiae are small red to purple spots on the skin caused by broken blood vessels. They are commonly seen in patients with low platelet counts or those with physical skin trauma. They can be seen in vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) that can be part of a drug reaction or from an infection. The usual ige mediated allergies cause hives and not petechiae. ...Read more

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I have petechiae with no harmful conditions linked. Do the dots ever go away? How can I prevent more dots from showing up on the skin?

Yes: These are small areas of bleeding under the skin. There are many causes from — including prolonged straining, certain medical conditions, specific types of injuries and some medications. These will typically resolve once the blood is resorbed. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?

What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?

Petechiae: This can be caused by several factors including capillary fragility, decreased numbers of platelets, inflammation of the smaller blood vessels, etc. You need to see a doctor to have this properly evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had mild thrombocytopenia in the past where I would get petechiae when I would bump into something but recently whenever I scratch I get them?

I have had mild thrombocytopenia in the past where I would get petechiae when I would bump into something but recently whenever I scratch I get them?

Maybe unrelated: Only very severe thrombocytopenia is likely to cause petechiae. "MIld" is not likely to do so; your platelet count and petechiae with minor trauma may be unrelated. If increasing, best to see a doctor for professional evaluation. ...Read more

Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes ...Read more