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the petechial rash / purpura


  • the patient with an acute petechial or purpuric rash should be immediately considered for the life threatening emergency of meningococcal septicaemia, particularly if they are unwell or febrile - see Fever with petechial or purpuric rash.

differential diagnoses

due to thrombocytopenia

non-thrombocytopenic purpura

rash_petechial.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/07 13:33 (external edit)