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pe·te·chi·ae

, sing.

pe·te·chi·a

(pe-tē'kē-ē, pē-tek'-; pe-tē'kē-ă),
Minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin, which are not blanched by pressure.
[Mod. L. form of It. petecchie]

petechiae

[pētē′kē·ē] sing. petechia
Etymology: It, petecchie, flea-bites
numerous tiny purple or red spots appearing on the skin as a result of tiny hemorrhages within the dermal or submucosal layers. Petechiae range from pinpoint to pinhead size and are flush with the surface. Compare ecchymosis. petechial, adj.
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Palatal petechiae

pe·te·chi·ae

(pĕ-tē'kē-ē)
Minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin, which are not blanched by diascopy.
[Mod. L. form of It. petecchie]

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.

petechiae

Tiny, flat red or purple spots in the skin or mucous membranes caused by bleeding from small blood vessels. Petechiae are a feature of the bleeding disorder PURPURA.

Petechiae

Tiny purple or red spots on the skin associated with endocarditis, resulting from hemorrhages under the skin's surface.

petechiae

minute haemorrhagic skin spots

pe·te·chi·ae

(pĕ-tē'kē-ē)
Minute punctate hemorrhagic spots on mucosa or skin that do not blanch even when pressed.
[Mod. L. form of It. petecchie]

petechiae (pətē´kēā),

n.pl a condition in which capillary hemorrhages produce small red or purplish pinpoint discolorations of the mucous membrane and skin. Petechiae are typical of blood dyscrasias, vitamin C deficiency, positive Rumpel-Leede test, liver disease, and bacterial endocarditis. Palatal lesions are noted in mononucleosis.
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Petechiae.
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He continued to show signs of bruising and petechiae into the sixth month.
On physical examination he was pale and showed no signs of lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, jaundice, or petechiae.
A normal CBC count with low platelets and physical signs of petechiae is consistent with an idiopathic thrombocytopenia (of unknown etiology).
WHO grade 1: petechiae, ecchymosis, occult blood in body secretions, vaginal spotting
In addition to bruising more easily, small red spots called petechiae may appear on the legs or in the mouth.
describes that the asphyxiation of John Doe causes petechiae on the body
The most commonly occurring adverse reactions with Dacogen include neutropenia (90%), thrombocytopenia (89%), anemia (82%), pyrexia (53%), fatigue (48%), nausea (42%), cough (40%), petechiae (39%), constipation (35%), and diarrhea (34%).
Is there a heart murmur with resulting petechiae (thrombocytopenia or septicemia)?
A common finding in the autopsies of people who have died by strangulation is conjunctival petechiae, small hemorrhagic spots in the eye.
They found tiny blood spots on her skin, called petechiae, which can be caused when someone has been forcibly smothered.
Very small blood vessels can break and cause bleeding into the tissues, resulting in tiny, reddish-purple spots on the skin known as petechiae (pe-teke-ee-ah).
Other commonly occurring reactions include fatigue, pyrexia, nausea, cough, petechiae, constipation, diarrhea, and hyperglycemia.