oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Onyalai - A disappearing disease entity

Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Onyalai is an interesting condition both clinically and histologically. It is characterised by haemorrhagic bullous eruptions of the mucous membranes, usually in the mouth, accompanied by thrombocytopaenia and occurs predominantly in young adult males. A case of onyalai is presented along with a review of the literature.

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