Troubled at the sight of the tiny round red spots in your leg? You may be, in all probability, suffering from Petechiae, a unique medical condition. Read on to know all about Petechiae.
What is Petechiae? It is very easy to define Petechiae. Petechiae are round red spots appearing on the skin. The spots are initially red in color. In later stages, however, they may appear blue or purple in color. A single dot is called Petechia. A cluster of Petechia is known as Petechiae. The condition can apply to any of three purpuric skin ailments.
Petechiae are normally accompanied by external symptoms like the appearance of small round dots in the skin. Unlike rashes, which are raised spots on the skin, these are flat. This is because these are not formed over the skin but under it.
The spots are very tiny. Generally, each of them is less than 3 mm in diameter. These do not blanch when they are pressed upon.
In the early stages, the dots are red in color. But in advanced stages, the color can change to blue or purple. The spots generally appear on the leg, but they may get distributed in other parts of the body in later stages.
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You can generally find Petechiae on legs and ankle, which are under increased pressure for the most part of the day. But they may also be found in other regions of the human body.