Drug-induced non-palpable purpura in Child
L27.1 – Localized skin eruption due to drugs and medicaments taken internally
109957002 – Drug-induced purpura
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- If lesions are palpable, consider vasculitis.
- Capillaritis usually has orange-brown color to the macules.
- Bacterial sepsis typically manifests with symptoms and signs of toxicity.
- Child abuse must be considered if lesions follow a pattern to suggest external insult.
- Viral syndrome
- Purpura fulminans
- Acute meningococcemia
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
- Scarlet fever
- Q fever
Drug Reaction Data