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Petechia: Quiz


Question 1: However, they are a hallmark signal of some potentially serious illnesses, such as meningococcemia, ________, and certain causes of thrombocytopenia.
Acute biphenotypic leukaemiaLeukemoid reactionLeukemiaHematological malignancy

Question 2: They are thought to result from an increase of pressure in the ________ of the head and hypoxic damage to endothelial of blood vessels.
VeinVertebral veinInternal jugular veinBrachiocephalic vein

Question 3: ________, a Chinese treatment that scrapes the skin
QiTui naGua ShaTraditional Chinese medicine

Question 4: Petechiae may be a sign of thrombocytopenia (low ________ counts) when platelet function is inhibited (e.g., as a side effect of medications or during certain infections), or in clotting factor deficiencies[1].
Blood plasmaBloodRed blood cellPlatelet

Question 5: A petechia (pronounced /pɨˈtiːkiə/, plural petechiae /pɨˈtiːkɪ.iː/) is a small (1-2mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken ________ blood vessels)[1].
Circulatory systemCapillaryHeartArtery

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