Petechiae

Petechiae, or petechial rash, is a type of capillary bleed or hemorrhagic rash that occurs from bleeding under the skin. It looks like tiny red spots as small amounts of blood leak out of the capillaries and remain under the ... More »

Causes

Although the most serious concern with petechiae is a hemorrhagic rash and meningococcal disease, there are other less serious causes ... More Causes »

Types

Petechiae may be very tiny pinpricks of red blood under the skin, or they may enlarge. At a certain size ... More Types »

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