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30 Possible Causes for Easy Bruising, Palatal Petechiae

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Abstract An 11-year-old boy presented with epistaxis, petechial hemorrhages, easy bruising, and purpuric rash.[] bruising Nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth In children, the disease usually goes away without treatment.[] bruising, nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth.[]

  • Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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

  • Thrombocytopenia

    It may result in easy bruising and excessive bleeding from wounds or bleeding in mucous membranes and other tissues A condition in which there is an abnormally small number[] Physical examination revealed petechiae on the extremities, lips, and upper palate and bilateral inspiratory rales and rhonchi.[] Other symptoms include nosebleeds and easy bruising; sometimes gastrointestinal bleeding, excess menstrual bleeding, or other hemorrhage is observed.[]

  • Coagulation Abnormalities

    However, the main signs include: unexplained and easy bruising heavy menstrual bleeding frequent nosebleeds excessive bleeding from small cuts or an injury bleeding into joints[] Check: Skin, palate and gums for: Bruising. Petechia (non-blanching haemorrhagic spot Purpura (2-10 mm diameter). Ecchymosis ( 10 mm diameter).[] Symptoms include easy bruising, bleeding in small cuts that stops and starts, abnormal bleeding after surgery, and abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding.[]

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

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

  • Pancytopenia

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

  • Hereditary Coagulopathy

    Easy bruising and abnormal bleeding are common symptoms in the primary care setting that may present as excessive bruising when injured, or as epistaxis, menorrhagia, or prolonged[] Check: Skin, palate and gums for: Bruising. Petechia (non-blanching haemorrhagic spot Purpura (2-10 mm diameter). Ecchymosis ( 10 mm diameter).[] bruising, epistaxis, menorrhagia, hematuria Heterozygous patients have 30 - 60% of normal values of affected factors, usually with no or minor bleeding disorder However,[]

  • 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.[] He has no nasal flaring or palatal petechiae. His oral mucosa is moist and his tongue is pale. His neck is supple without adenopathy.[]

  • Bleeding Diathesis

    Nine of our patients indicated a relevant bleeding diathesis and complained of easy bruising, three reported spontaneous gum bleeding.[] Check: Skin, palate and gums for: Bruising. Petechia (non-blanching haemorrhagic spot Purpura (2-10 mm diameter). Ecchymosis ( 10 mm diameter).[] Conclusions: Easy bruising was the most common presenting symptom for which patients were referred to hematology.[]

  • Severe Aplastic Anemia

    These include fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, recurrent infections, easy bruising or unusual bleeding.[] 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.[] Platelets are responsible for normal blood clotting and low numbers can result in easy bruising and bleeding which can be deadly.[]

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