purpura

purpura is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

PURPURA
Descriptive text is not available for this image

PURPURA

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(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

Descriptive text is not available for this image

PURPURA
Descriptive text is not available for this image

PURPURA

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.