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3 Possible Causes for Lingual Petechiae

  • Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Abstract Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a relatively common disease that occurs in both pediatric and adult populations. The acute form predominates in children and the chronic form is seen much more often in adults. The diagnosis is one of exclusion but often can be made on the basis of thorough history[…][]

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Summary Epidemiology The annual incidence in adults is estimated at between 1/62,500 and 1/25,600, with a female to male ratio of 1.3:1. Although ITP can occur at any age, incidence shows an age-specific bimodal distribution for men with two incidence peaks observed in boys (under 18 years old) and among the elderly.[…][]

  • Angioedema

    She had few lingual petechiae, a subtle diffuse erythema, and mild edema of the lower lip. Due to pain, she was unable to speak and swallow.[]

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