Balloon purpura

Victoria M. Madray, Kendall R. Liner, Loretta S. Davis

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Valsalva maneuvers have the potential to cause dermal capillary rupture manifesting as purpura and petechiae. We present a unique case of Valsalva purpura occurring in a 12-year-old girl after blowing up multiple balloons at a birthday party. Obtaining a detailed history proved essential to the diagnosis and curtailed any unnecessary workup or concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Balloon
  • Petechiae
  • Purpura
  • Valsalva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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