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41 Possible Causes for Petechiae, Skin Rash of the Upper Arms

  • Epidemic Typhus

    […] myalgia nausea vomiting Physical exam hypotension fever photophobia early rash light rose color and blanches under pressure late rash dull red that does not fade scattered petechiae[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Adult-Onset Still Disease

    A salmon pink-colored skin rash that usually comes and goes with the fever and usually doesn't itch.[webmd.com] Cutaneous clinical findings of leukocytoclastic vasculitis include petechiae (nonblanching), palpable purpura, hemorrhagic bullae, subcutaneous nodules, livedo reticularis[utswim.wordpress.com] Flat spots or both flat spots and small, raised bumps may appear on your torso, upper arms or legs, or face. Severe muscle aches , which also may ebb with the fever.[webmd.com]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Erysipelas is an inflammatory disease of the upper layers of the skin. Group A streptococcus is the most common cause of both conditions.[healthieryou.com] 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]

  • Bartonella Infection

    Cardiovascular: Bartonella endocarditis ( inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves-left sided valve being the most common) Persistent fever Petechiae[lyme-symptoms.com]

  • Secondary Syphilis

    A previously healthy 24-year-old man presented with an erythematous, non-pruritic and painless papulonodular skin rash affecting the trunk, upper arms (excluding palms), neck[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] clinical presentations of congenital syphilis in 9 studies involving a total of 212 infants included abnormal bone radiographs (61%); hepatomegaly (51%); splenomegaly (49%); petechiae[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Vasculitis

    He had a diffuse maculopapular rash involving the trunk and both upper and lower extremities. A renal biopsy and left arm skin biopsy were examined histologically.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a disease characterized by inflammation of small vessels presenting with petechiae and palpable purpura.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vascular spasm with cyanosis was seen in all patients frequently, as was petechiae and periorbital edema.[ehcd.com]

  • Caspofungin

    , jaw, back, or neck pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back pinpoint red spots on the skin rapid weight gain rash right upper abdominal or[mayoclinic.org] […] disorders: Hematuria, renal failure Respiratory, thoracic, and mediastinal disorders: Dyspnea, epistaxis, hypoxia, tachypnea Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Erythema, petechiae[reference.medscape.com] […] stomach pain and fullness shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet stomach pain, continuous stomach pain or tenderness stopping of heart trembling or shaking of the hands[mayoclinic.org]

  • Erythema Infectiosum

    After another 1 to 3 days, a pink lacy rash appears on the cheeks, then spreads to upper arms and legs, trunk, hands, buttocks and feet.[browardhealthservices.com] 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] 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]

  • Scarlet Fever

    The rash appears first on the upper chest and spreads to the neck, abdomen, legs, arms, and in folds of skin such as under the arm or groin.[healthofchildren.com] 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] 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 .[ourmed.org]

  • Rheumatic Fever

    […] changes may also occur, such as: Ring-shaped or snake-like skin rash on the trunk and upper part of the arms or legs Skin lumps or nodules A condition that affects the brain[medlineplus.gov] […] vomiting, and abdominal pain Pain with swallowing Patient 5 to 15 years of age Presentation in winter or early spring (in temperate climates) Scarlet fever rash Soft palate petechiae[aafp.org] Adverse effects associated with steroids include: CV: hypertension, edema GI: nausea, vomiting, ulcer Neuro: headache, mental status changes, other Skin: acne, poor healing; petechiae[clinicaladvisor.com]

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