A short and sweet reminder of this clinical sign

Look out for petechiae on the palates

This is one — and possibly the only — instance when you don’t want a doughnut in your mouth.

Doughnut lesions

These little Krispy-Kreme-shaped lesions, which may be found on the soft and hard palates, are a classic sign of infection, as demonstrated by this nine-year-old girl, who presented with a sore throat and fever.

Physical examination also revealed swollen and tender cervical lymph nodes, an inflamed uvula and enlarged tonsils.


Doughnut lesions

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