Which conditions in addition to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infectious mononucleosis (mono) are associated with palatal petechiae?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Palatal petechiae are most commonly found in association with EBV infectious mononucleosis but may also be observed in group A streptococcal pharyngitis. In patients with pharyngitis, palatal petechiae may also be a sign of a granulocytosis caused by aplastic anemia or a lymphoreticular malignancy involving the bone marrow (eg, acute leukemias or lymphomas).


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