Petechiae

Etiology

  • Cellulitis/Erysipelas (see Cellulitis, [[Cellulitis]] and Erysipelas, [[Erysipelas]]): petechiae may occur in some cases as associated findings
  • Thrombocytopenia (see Thrombocytopenia, [[Thrombocytopenia]])

Clinical Manifestations

  • Example: petechiae on the lower extremities of a 67 y/o F with acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and platelet count of 1k (see Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, [[Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura]])


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