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Petechiae and liver
Feb 24, 2001

I'm very worried since looking up petechia on WEB, I have about 20-30 Petechia on my body not my face(most are so small you can hardly see them). I had a liver function test recently and and it showed one area was high,I took Accutane about 7 years I was wondering if this would be the cause of the tiny spots and liver probs. At what stage of HIV would you get Petechia and liver problems? Many thanks in advance.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Petechiae are caused by low platelet counts, which could be related to chronic liver disease or to HIV itself. Please see your docotr for an evaluation, including verification that these spots really are petechiae.

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