DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Petechial rash on the roof of a 6 year old girl's mouth. These small spots (petechiae) are due to minute haemorrhages and are a complication of a viral upper respiratory infection. They can be caused by violent actions, such as coughing and vomiting. Treatment is of the underlying cause.
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