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Purpura vs. Ecchymosis

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Purpuranoun

(medicine) The appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch when pressure is applied, caused by subdermal bleeding.

Ecchymosisnoun

A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.

Purpuranoun

A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.

Ecchymosisnoun

The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.

Purpuranoun

A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.

Ecchymosisnoun

A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

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Purpuranoun

any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding

Ecchymosisnoun

the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise

Purpura

Purpura () is a condition of red or purple discolored spots on the skin that do not blanch on applying pressure. The spots are caused by bleeding underneath the skin secondary to platelet disorders, vascular disorders, coagulation disorders, or other causes.

Ecchymosisnoun

the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

Ecchymosisnoun

a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising

‘the infrequent association of bacterial sepsis with ecchymoses’; ‘there are signs of ecchymosis’;

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