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46 Possible Causes for Easy Bruising, Palatal Petechiae

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    An 11-year-old boy presented with epistaxis, petechial hemorrhages, easy bruising, and purpuric rash.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the soft and hard palate [ 16 Vaisman B, Medina AC, Ramirez G.[benthamopen.com] bruising, nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth.[aarda.org]

  • Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    The classic ITP patient presents with petechiae and easy bruising with or without mucosal bleeding.[jhoonline.biomedcentral.com] Case Presentation Our patient was a 15 year old female who presented withecchymoses, petechiae, and easy bruising.[austinpublishinggroup.com] A decrease in platelets can result in easy bruising, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Passovoy Factor Defect

    The defect is inherited as an autosomal dominant and is associated with a clinical bleeding tendency characterized by easy bruising and undue blood loss following trauma such[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Palatal petechiae, confusion, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, and pneu- monitis [9] are well-described features of this infection.[docslide.com.br] Factor X deficiency commonly causes nosebleeds, easy bruising, bleeding under the skin, bleeding of the gums, blood in the urine (hematuria), and prolonged or excessive bleeding[icdlist.com]

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

    The image below depicts palatal petechiae and hemorrhage in a patient with Ebola virus disease (EVD). Filovirus disease - Ebola fever.[emedicine.medscape.com] Omsk hemorrhagic fever – Vesicles on soft palate, upper body flushing (no rash), conjunctival erythema, petechiae, mucosal bleeding, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.[visualdx.com] Patient with Ebola hemorrhagic fever during 1976 outbreak in Zaire demonstrating palatal petechiae and hemorrhage. Photo courtesy of Joel Breman.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn

    An unrelated infant presented at 5 months of age with diarrhea and easy bruising despite IM vitamin K at birth.[ohsu.pure.elsevier.com] At that time, he was noted to have palatal petechiae and a rapid strep was performed which was negative.[thefreelibrary.com]

  • Pancytopenia

    Leukopenia results as frequent, reccurent infections and fever Thrombocytopenia causes easy bruising, nose bleeds, bleeding of gums and unexplained bleeding of the internal[symptoma.com] Palatal petechiae are suggestive of nonspecific thrombocytopenia. Though rarely seen, gum hypertrophy may suggest monocytic infiltration of leukemia.[clinicaladvisor.com] If a pancytopenia is more severe then the patient may experience mucosal bleeding, easy bruising, purpura and petechiae due to thrombocytopenia.[info.isabelhealthcare.com]

  • Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever

    The image below depicts palatal petechiae and hemorrhage in a patient with Ebola virus disease (EVD). Filovirus disease - Ebola fever.[emedicine.medscape.com] Generally, individuals with South American hemorrhagic fever will have flushing, lymphadenopathy, conjunctival injection, petechia, and palatal enanthem of a vesicular appearance[symptoma.com] Patient with Ebola hemorrhagic fever during 1976 outbreak in Zaire demonstrating palatal petechiae and hemorrhage. Photo courtesy of Joel Breman.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Severe Aplastic Anemia

    These include fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, recurrent infections, easy bruising or unusual bleeding.[leukemiabmtprogram.org] The intraoral examination identified bleeding gums; petechiae of the palate, tongue and cheek mucosa; and an atrophic, smooth and shining dorsal surface of the tongue.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Platelets are responsible for normal blood clotting and low numbers can result in easy bruising and bleeding which can be deadly.[clinicaltrials.gov]

  • Antibiotic

    Suspicious symptoms include persistent fever, rigors, night sweats, tender lymph nodes, tonsillopharyngeal exudates, scarlatiniform rash, palatal petechiae, and swollen tonsils[annals.org]

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    A week later, he presents to the ER with jaundice, abdominal pain, and easy bruising. Lab results come back with low platelet count, anemia, and increased creatinine.[step2.medbullets.com] He has no nasal flaring or palatal petechiae. His oral mucosa is moist and his tongue is pale. His neck is supple without adenopathy.[hawaii.edu]

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