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Tiffany,

Petechiea is the name of the little red dots.

They can be auto-immune related not a marker for MS.Petechiea can be seen in rhematoid (sp) arthritis,vasculitis,scladerma(sp)

A blood test should be done to check your platlet count,could be a sign for leukemia.

It is common to see this in B-12 deficiency or low folic acid.
They are seen with pregnancy

Contact your DR and have him run a simple blood test,usually they are idiopathic-unknown orgin

Toni
I never knew it could be autoimmune. I have little red dots all over my body. Mostly on arms and legs. I noticed as my MS symptons got worse so did the dots. I should ask the nero about this. I had my blood tested for all sorts of things including B12. All were picture perfect.
Isn't petechiea broken blood vessels? About a year ago I took my son to the doctors because he had them on his face, around his eyes. His pediatrician said it could have been from crying alot... he had recently started the overnight visits at his grandmothers house which didn't go smoothly at first.

I didn't know this was a sign of a more serious problem?
Curious11,

Yes they are broken tiny little blood vessels and can be caused by crying and laughing in the face and can be caused by chronic coughing on the front of the chest.As you age they become common.But can be the cause of other diseases.they are seen in several auto-immune diseases but not specific for a peticular(sp) disease.

Toni
[QUOTE=nuffs3]Tiffany,

Petechiea is the name of the little red dots.

They can be auto-immune related not a marker for MS.Petechiea can be seen in rhematoid (sp) arthritis,vasculitis,scladerma(sp)

A blood test should be done to check your platlet count,could be a sign for leukemia.

It is common to see this in B-12 deficiency or low folic acid.
They are seen with pregnancy

Contact your DR and have him run a simple blood test,usually they are idiopathic-unknown orgin

Toni[/QUOTE]



Hi everyone. I do have a few questions. Petechiea are small red dots that can appear anywhere on the body. Does anyone take anytype of medication that thins out the blood? example: tylenol, plavix, coumadin, asprin? If so, this could also be the cuase. In any case you should let you primary know as soon as possible, because there are other conditions that can cause petechiea such as vascular insuficiency. Hope this helps.





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