What causes non-blanching rash in children?

What causes non-blanching rash in children?

Most children with a non-blanching rash who are well will not have a serious underlying cause. In many cases, a simple viral illness (often adenovirus) is the final diagnosis. Other differentials include Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or mechanical causes including physical abuse.

Is leukemia rash non-blanching?

5 types of leukemia rash Petechiae are completely flat rashes that do not blanch (turn paler) upon pressing the skin. Bruising: Frequent and easy bruising is a common symptom of leukemia. It usually occurs in places such as the back, hands, or legs.

What can cause a non-blanching rash?

Non-blanching Rashes

  • Meningococcal sepsis.
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
  • Forceful coughing and/or vomiting.
  • Non-accidental injury.
  • References.

Do kids with leukemia get rashes?

Rashes or gum problems: In children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), leukemia cells may spread to the gums, causing swelling, pain, and bleeding. If AML spreads to the skin, it can cause small, dark spots that look like common rashes.

What were your child’s first signs of leukemia?

What are the symptoms of leukemia in children?

  • Pale skin.
  • Feeling tired, weak, or cold.
  • Dizziness.
  • Headaches.
  • Shortness of breath, trouble breathing.
  • Frequent or long-term infections.
  • Fever.
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums.

What do labs look like with leukemia?

How Is Leukemia Treated? Your doctor will conduct a complete blood count (CBC) to determine if you have leukemia. This test may reveal if you have leukemic cells. Abnormal levels of white blood cells and abnormally low red blood cell or platelet counts can also indicate leukemia.

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