Petechiae

Etiology

  • Low platelets from ITP, HUS, TTP, Leukemia/other malignancy, meds that destroy platelets, bone marrow suppression, other

Symptoms

  • Development of petechiae
  • Musocal bleeding
  • Other symptoms related to the primary process causing low platelets (if there is one)

Physical Exam Findings

  • Petechiae visible on the skin
  • Mucosal bleeding (mouth, GI tract, etc)

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