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76 Possible Causes for Neck Swelling, Palatal Petechiae

  • Pharyngitis

    Tonsillopharyngeal/palatal petechiae are seen in GAS infections and infectious mononucleosis.[] swelling (especially unilateral neck swelling).[] She then developed a left neck swelling, followed by difficult swallowing and cough. Subsequently, she developed shortness of breath that became severe.[]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected in patients 10 to 30 years of age who present with sore throat and significant fatigue, palatal petechiae, posterior cervical[] […] side of your neck – swollen glands extreme tiredness or exhaustion tonsillitis that isn't getting better These are glandular fever symptoms.[] Pharyngeal inflammation and palatal petechiae are more common in adolescents.[]

  • Scarlet Fever

    Petechiae may be present Strawberry Tongue Fine Papule s on Tongue surface Tongue dorsum may appear with a white exudate and projecting edematous papillae Rash Onset with[] A patient with an abscess experiences an abrupt increase in pain and dysphagia, neck swelling, and fever after the initial symptoms of pharyngitis.[] The throat will be a bright red , but sometimes may just have red spots on the back of the throat or palate, called palatal petechiae .[]

  • Rubella

    Signs There may be petechiae on the soft palate (Forchheimer's sign) but this is not diagnostic for rubella.[] Sometimes the lymph nodes behind the ears and on the neck can swell painfully. Rubella can be dangerous for pregnant women in the first three months of pregnancy.[] The lymph nodes behind the ears and the back of the neck may swell, causing soreness and pain. Why is rubella vaccine important?[]

  • Common Cold

    Suspicious symptoms include persistent fever, rigors, night sweats, tender lymph nodes, tonsillopharyngeal exudates, scarlatiniform rash, palatal petechiae, and swollen tonsils[] […] gland swelling.[] Those who present with unusually severe signs and symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, drooling, neck tenderness, or swelling, should be evaluated for rare throat infections[]

  • Tonsillitis

    Palatal petechiae (pinpoint spots on the soft palate) may also be seen with an EBV infection. • Red swollen tonsils that may have small ulcers on their surfaces in individuals[] […] or neck swelling Key Points Pharyngitis is inflammation of the throat.[] petechiae; cervical lymphadenitis; rash; conjunctivitis; anterior stomatitis; discreet ulcers.[]

  • Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    Those who present with unusually severe signs and symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, drooling, neck tenderness, or swelling, should be evaluated for rare throat infections[] In children with sore throat, the presence of a scarlatiniform rash (likelihood ratio [LR], 3.91; 95% CI, 2.00-7.62), palatal petechiae (LR, 2.69; CI, 1.92-3.77), pharyngeal[] Scarlatiniform rash and palatal petechiae are very specific but are rarely seen in streptococcal pharyngitis.[]

  • Adenovirus Infection

    […] of the brain and spinal cord ( meningitis and encephalitis ): Headache , fever, stiff neck, nausea , and vomiting (this is rare) Urinary tract infections: Burning and pain[] […] of eyelids Foreign body sensation within eye Symptoms of Meningitis and Encephalitis High Fever Stiff neck Headache Seizures Confusion and Sleepiness Nausea and Vomiting[] […] feeling like there's something in your eye Pneumonia : Fever, cough, trouble breathing Stomach and intestinal infections: Diarrhea, vomiting , headache , fever, stomach cramps Swelling[]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    An adolescent presents with high fever, sore throat, odynophagia, possibly with neck swelling. A tonsillar infection is suspected, but how severe?[] EBV often resembles streptococcal pharyngitis due to the thick exudates and palatal petechiae but, unlike streptococcal pharyngitis, has posterior and anterior cervical tender[] The uvula in the back of the throat may be shifted away from the swelling. The neck and throat may be red and swollen on one or both sides.[]

  • 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.[] Lateral soft tissue neck radiograph of patient with GABHS supraglottitis demonstrating swelling of the aryepiglottic folds and subglottic narrowing (arrow) The mainstay of[] On clinical examination, patients with group A strep pharyngitis usually have Pharyngeal and tonsillar erythema Tonsillar hypertrophy with or without exudates Palatal petechiae[]

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