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Petechiae: Introduction

Petechiae: A red spot due to the escape of a small amount of blood. See detailed information below for a list of 85 causes of Petechiae, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Petechiae:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Petechiae. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Petechiae:

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Petechiae: Symptom Checker

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Petechiae: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Petechiae

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Petechiae: Deaths

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Petechiae: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Petechiae listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Petechiae as a symptom include:

Definitions of Petechiae:

Extravasation of blood into the skin, resulting in a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch, larger than a petechia.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Pinpoint, unraised, round red spots under the skin caused by bleeding.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Petechiae

The list below shows some of the causes of Petechiae mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Petechiae?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Petechiae. Of the 85 causes of Petechiae that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 78 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Petechiae:

The following list of conditions have 'Petechiae' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Petechiae Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Petechiae based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Petechiae:

    Petechial rash, Purpura, Ecchymoses, Ecchymosis, Peliosis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Petechiae:

    Medical Conditions associated with Petechiae:

    Red spots (61 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes)

    Symptoms related to Petechiae:

    Meningococcemia, Vasculitis (65 causes), Thrombocytopenia (422 causes), HSP, Infectious mononucleosis, Infective endocarditis, Kawasaki disease (5 causes), Scarlet fever, Leukemia, Dengue fever, Cerebral malaria, Kwashiokar, Marasmus, Typhus, Hypocalcemia (13 causes), Rocky mountain spotted fever, H1N1

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