Palatal erythema: another etiologic factor

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1975 Sep;40(3):379-81. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(75)90423-5.


The authors present three cases which created diagnostic problems. The etiology of these is, in the authors' experience, unique and not generally known. It is suggested that this etiology be considered whenever palatal erythema, ecchymoses, or petechiae are seen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ecchymosis / etiology
  • Erythema / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases / etiology
  • Oral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Palate*
  • Paraphilic Disorders*