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excess serotonin[edit]

can also cause petechia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:29, 12 November 2008

Why no mention of Vitamin C deficiency? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:00, 29 April 2016 (UTC)


Case photos are always very helpful for articles like this. Could some be made available?

The caption on the second photo is gibberish. Can it be made clear? (talk) 00:26, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Agreed - the caption is nonsensical as the author hasn't used hyphens - I'm removing the photo until a more meaningful caption can be added.

Herbs, foods, and vitamins, as well as drugs, can cause petechia[edit]

A few examples include

antiplatelet OR platelet AND Blueberries OR Cocoa OR Curcumin "stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots." Fish oil OR EPA and DHA OR Garlic OR Ginkgo OR Green tea catechins (ECGC) OR Saint John's Wort OR Vitamin E

Silymarin "Milk thistle may cause ... decreased platelets ... " Mayo Clinic


All of these are beneficial in small doses, perhaps in part because of their antiplatelet effect (like aspirin). The dose makes the poison.

Many drugs have a pronounced anti-platelet aggregation effect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ocdcntx (talkcontribs) 18:15, 29 July 2015 (UTC)