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Severe Thrombocytopenia

Amal H Abuaffan*, Yousif I Eltohami

Department of Dentistry, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Corresponding Author:
Amal H Abuaffan
Department of Dentistry, University of Khartoum, Sudan
E-mail: [email protected]


Clinical Presentation

A Sudanese male 28 years old came to the dental clinic complaining from spontaneous gingival bleeding started suddenly. On thorough examination there was a violet brownish cutaneous, oral purpura and petechiae (Figures 1-3). Complete blood a count investigation revealed severe thrombocytopenia.


Figure 1: Violet brownish cutaneous ecchymosis and purpura on the left hand.


Figure 2: Violet brownish cutaneous petechiae and purpura on the right hand.


Figure 3: Violet brownish oral petechiae and purpura on the palate, lips & gingiva areas.

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