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Facial petechia as a sign of strangulation in trauma victims
  1. Reza Taslimi1,
  2. Yahya Daneshbod2,
  3. Hadi Mirfazaelian1
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Dr Daneshbod Pathology Laboratory, Shiraz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hadi Mirfazaelian, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1568616814, Iran; h-mirfazaelian{at}

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A 2-year-old child presented to the emergency department after a car accident while crossing the street. He had normal primary trauma survey on arrival. On secondary survey besides scattered abrasions especially on his back and small laceration on pinna, there were several petechial haemorrhages of the face and the subconjunctival tissue with …

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  • Contributors RT: contributed photographs and provided information. YD: edited the manuscript and provided critical comments on the contents of the manuscript. HM: reviewed literature and drafted the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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