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petechia

 [pe-te´ke-ah] (L.)
a minute, pinpoint, nonraised, perfectly round, purplish red spot caused by intradermal or submucous hemorrhage, which later turns blue or yellow. adj., adj pete´chial.

petechia

/pe·te·chia/ (pĕ-te´ke-ah) pl. pete´chiae   [L.] a minute red spot due to escape of a small amount of blood.pete´chial

petechia

(pə-tē′kē-ə)
n. pl. pete·chiae (-kē-ī′)
A small purplish spot on a body surface, such as the skin or a mucous membrane, caused by a minute hemorrhage and often seen in typhus.

pe·te′chi·al adj.
pe·te′chi·ate (-ĭt) adj.

petechia

Plural, petechiae  Dermatology A pinpoint, unraised, round red spot under the skin caused by RBCs leaking from capillaries

petechiae

(pē-tē′kē-ē) petechia [It. petecchia, skin spot]
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PETECHIAE
1. Small, purplish, hemorrhagic spots on the skin that appear in patients with platelet deficiencies (thrombocytopenias) and in many febrile illnesses. See: illustration
2. Red spots from the bite of a flea.

Petechia

A tiny, purplish-red spot on the skin. Caused by the leakage of a bit of blood out of a vessel and under the skin.

petechia

pl. petechiae [L.] a minute, pinpoint, nonraised, perfectly round, purplish red spot caused by intradermal or submucous hemorrhage, which later turns blue or yellow.
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4 360 Subepicardial petechia, - - permeable coronary arteries.
Acute cases that place lives in danger generally limit themselves to children with manifestations such as intravascular hemolysis, anemia, hemoglobinuria, hematuria, hyperkalemia, petechia, jaundice, high fever (39.
Physical examination revealed pallor, diffuse petechia and purpura, and hepatosplenomegaly.
Although buboes are frequently mentioned, petechia was also a common symptom.
Mate guarding in the yellow warbler Dendroica petechia.
Gross lesions included scattered petechia in epicardial fat within the coronary groove (Figure, panel A), a few petechia in mucosa of the ventriculi (gizzards), slight increase in pericardial fluid, and swollen kidneys.