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36 Possible Causes for Circumoral Pallor, Petechiae

  • Scarlet Fever

    Petechiae are also visible on her soft palate. Her anterior-cervical nodes are swollen and tender.[doi.org] In addition to this flushed appearance, there is usually a pale area around their mouth (circumoral pallor).[atsu.edu] Forehead and cheeks appear flushed Circumoral pallor Pharyngitis Tonsil s are hyperemic and edematous, with exudate Throat is inflamed and covered by a membrane Palatal Petechiae[fpnotebook.com]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Cutaneous petechiae are not uncommon, and a scarlatiniform rash may be present.[emedicine.medscape.com] Scarlet fever: pharyngitis symptoms (see above), pastia (pink or red lines formed of confluent petechiae, which are small purple or red spots in the skin caused by minor blood[medicinenet.com] The area around the mouth is pale, creating the appearance of circumoral pallor.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Atopic Dermatitis

    Common local side effects of long-term topical corticosteroid use include striae (stretch marks), petechiae (small red/purple spots), telangiectasia (small, dilated blood[aacijournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Pharyngitis due to Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus

    Physical examination may reveal erythema and swelling of the pharynx, enlarged and erythematous tonsils, tonsillar exudate and palatal petechiae.[drplace.com] The rash is seen best on the abdomen or lateral chest and as dark red lines in skinfolds (Pastia lines) or as circumoral pallor.[merckmanuals.com] There may be Pasita lines (petechiae) in the antecubital fossa area. May be accentuated in the underpants area.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

  • Erythema Infectiosum

    A report is presented of a patient with neonatal erythema infectiosum who developed petechiae, transient thrombocytopenia and transient cardiac failure due to transplacental[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] pallor; spares nasolabial folds S/P 1-4d maculopapular rash on extremities, extensor surfaces, trunk (palms/soles us. spared) Gradually fades into lace-like reticular pattern[fprmed.com] It is an acute acral dermatosis characterized by an eruption of petechiae and small purpuric papules affecting the hands and feet in a gloves-and-socks distribution.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pharyngitis

    Posterior pharynx with petechiae and exudates in a 12-year-old girl.[web.archive.org] […] pallorCircumoral pallor • Palms and soles sparedPalms and soles spared – Treatment same as strep pharyngitisTreatment same as strep pharyngitis 39.[de.slideshare.net] […] following: Assessment of airway patency Temperature Hydration status Head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat – Conjunctivitis, scleral icterus, rhinorrhea, tonsillopharyngeal/palatal petechiae[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Viral Exanthem

    These individuals had acral edema and a characteristic fine papular eruption containing petechiae confined primarily to the hands and feet, with sharp demarcation at the ankles[pediatrics.aappublications.org] It is most commonly noted in patients between 4 and 10 years of age and involves a "slapped cheek" appearance of the cheeks with circumoral pallor.[visualdx.com] Petechiae or purpura may sometimes be seen. In Yellow fever, besides an intense jaundice, facial flushing, conjunctival hyperemia and petechiae can be observed.[therapeutique-dermatologique.org]

  • Common Cold

    Suspicious symptoms include persistent fever, rigors, night sweats, tender lymph nodes, tonsillopharyngeal exudates, scarlatiniform rash, palatal petechiae, and swollen tonsils[doi.org] Although it commonly affects the face, circumoral pallor is present. During recovery, the skin on the fingers and toes peels.[emedicine.com]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    […] somnolence Physical exam Common cold–nasal voice, macerated skin over the nostrils, inflamed nasal mucosa; GABHS-related pharyngitis–pharyngeal erythema/exudate, palatal petechiae–popularly[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Although it commonly affects the face, circumoral pallor is present. During recovery, the skin on the fingers and toes peels.[emedicine.medscape.com] Suspicious symptoms include persistent fever, rigors, night sweats, tender lymph nodes, tonsillopharyngeal exudates, scarlatiniform rash, palatal petechiae, and swollen tonsils[annals.org]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    […] nodes ( 1 cm) Absence of conjunctivitis, cough, and rhinorrhea, which are symptoms that may suggest viral illness [2] Less common findings in streptococcal pharyngitis are petechiae[emedicine.medscape.com] Although it commonly affects the face, circumoral pallor is present. During recovery, the skin on the fingers and toes peels.[emedicine.medscape.com]

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