purpura

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(pŭr′pyŭ-ră )

[L. purpura, purple]
Any rash in which blood cells leak into the skin or mucous membranes, usually at multiple sites. Purpuric rashes often are associated with disorders of coagulation or thrombosis. Pinpoint purpuric lesions are called petechiae; larger hemorrhages into the skin are called ecchymoses.
SYN: SEE: peliosis

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