petechial


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pe·te·chi·al

(pe-tē'kē-ăl, pē-tek'-),
Relating to, accompanied by, or characterized by petechiae.

petechial

Etymology: It, petecchie
pertaining to tiny red or purple spots caused by an extravasation of blood into the skin. Compare ecchymosis.

pe·te·chi·al

(pĕ-tē'kē-ăl)
Relating to, accompanied by, or characterized by petechiae.

petechial

(pē-tē′kē-ăl)
Marked by the presence of petechiae.
References in periodicals archive ?
17) Similarly, the occurrence of petechial hemorrhages in the proventriculus and ventriculus are common findings in poultry affected with ND, but this finding has been very seldom described in falcons.
Petechial bleeding, usually on the extremities, epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding, bleeding of the gums, and sometimes, anemias related to the bleeding, are typical symptoms leading toward diagnosis.
At that time an appointment was made to attend a paediatric dentistry consultant clinic at the Leeds Dental Institute; however this was never kept as about three weeks after the extractions the patient was admitted to hospital with low grade fever, persistently bleeding gums, oedema of her hands and feet and a petechial rash on her legs.
On physical examination, a nonpalpable petechial rash was noted on the dorsal surface of the left hand and fingers (Fig.
I found petechial haemorrhages in both eyes, small, red spots resulting from increased pressure in the veins and capillaries.
The Department of Forensic Medicine and Sciences at the University performed the autopsy of the deceased worker and discovered a cherry-red discoloration on the man's back, bruises on the temporal area and left forearm, multiple petechial hemorrhages on the pericardium and lung surfaces, and severe edema and congestion in both lungs.
Petechial perivascular hemorrhages may also be seen with cortical venous infarcts.
Prof Christopher Milroy, who conducted a second post-mortem examination on June 19, suggested that Mr Lubbock may havebeen held around the neck before his death because of the existence of petechial haemorrhaging.
A bedside Gram stain can be extremely helpful for identifying Gram-negative diplococci in a joint aspirate to confirm gonoccocal arthritis, [4] or similarly for making a rapid diagnosis of meningococcaemia from a skin scraping of a petechial rash.
Petechial and ecchymotic rashes were seen on the limbs and trunk.
Ulcers formed in stomach of rats in CRU, pyloric ligated, aspirin and acetic acid induced gastric ulcer models were scored according to the arbitrary scoring system and graded as following: (i) shedding of epithelium = 10; (ii) petechial and frank hemorrhages = 20; (iii) one or two ulcers = 30; (iv) more than two ulcers = 40; and (v) Perforated ulcers = 50 (Srivastava et al.
Both of our patients had hypopigmentation of the skin with patchy grey hairs, mild coagulation defects identified via the presence of petechial rashes on the skin, and a history of recurrent infections since birth.