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Petechiae

petechiae

small red spots on the skin that usually indicate a low platelet count.


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... to persist there, the condition often escalates rapidly. But since bartonellosis can in some rare cases cause chronic infections and possibly petechiae, perhaps a course of suitable antibiotics might be in order. So in a nutshell: I cannot rule out the presence of bacteria for certain, but ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... chronic, but I do not know if it can last for 5 years, which apparently is the time you have been ill. Interestingly, and as an aside, I do have petechiae and they started as I got ill about 5 years ago. I am sure they are linked to my illness. If you have been ill that long, I think the petechiae ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... I think you would almost certainly be hospitalized by now as those cases can be life-threatening. The symptoms include high fever and pains, petechiae, feeling unwell in general, shock, loss of consciousness and so forth. I read that some cases can be asymptomatic, but perhaps something in ...

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by snowathlete
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... I think you would almost certainly be hospitalized by now as those cases can be life-threatening. The symptoms include high fever and pains, petechiae, feeling unwell in general, shock, loss of consciousness and so forth. One other possibility occured to me, though: how was the blood sample ...

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by biohazard
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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The Fiber Disease

... rash, prominent on the trunk, develops in most patients approximately 5 days after onset of illness. Bleeding manifestations, such as petechiae, ecchymoses, and hemorrhages, occur as the disease progresses (8). Clinical Laboratory Personnel Although unidentified gram-positive bacilli ...

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by RANDY
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:01 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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