Hemorrhagic Rash Overview
A hemorrhagic rash is a classic sign of dangerous Meningococcal Disease. It is a particular kind of rash where the small blood vessels bleed under the skin. The start of this rash can look like little red spots (called “petechiae”), but as more bleeding under the skin occurs, the rashes become more like small areas of red rash under the skin. A hemorrhagic rash needs to be distinguished from other types of “under-skin bleeding” such as ecchymoses and purpura.
A hemorrhagic rash is a very serious type of rash, because it indicates a number of dangerous conditions, including Meningococcal Septicemia and various hemorrhagic fevers (e.g. dengue fever). Call for immediate medical assistance if Meningococcal Disease is suspected, or see your doctor immediately about a hemorrhagic rash.
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- Meningococcal Disease: Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening bacterial illness, usually causing meningitis (i.e. bacterial meningitis). It is a somewhat contagious
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- Hemorrhagic Fevers: Hemorrhagic fevers is the general class of febrile illnesses that result in a hemorrhagic rash. This is a type of rash
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- Dengue Fever: Dengue fever is a tropical mosquito-borne disease. The symptoms are primarily fever and joint pain. Although Dengue is not
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- Medical Emergency Conditions: A medical emergency requires immediate professional medical care, with the calling of ambulance or other emergency services. Emergency first aid
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- Rash: The causes of a rash on the skin are many. There are literally hundreds and it can take some time
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