Capillaritis Causes Petechiae Skin Surface Blood Patches

Capillaritis is inflammation of your superficial capillaries causing blood leakage resulting in skin surface petechiae patches. Considered a harmless skin condition with intermittent flare ups.

Tiny petechiae red dots of capillaritis initially resemble scattered cayenne pepper spots just below your skin’s surface. Continued blood leakage creates a flat red patch. And in time, your blood patches turn brown and then eventually fade.

Capillaritis caused blood patches commonly occur on your lower legs, although is sometimes seen on trunk and upper extremities. But never your face.

The precise cause of capillaritis is unknown. However, your capillary inflammation may be associated with:

A health care evaluation of your skin surface blood patches is advised, especially if your capillaritis rash is pruritic.

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