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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

(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.
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* Theca interna cells remain unchanged but some of the capillaries contain coagulated blood causing petechia on the surface of the follicle.
Focal SAH (case 8) and subepicardial petechia (cases 4, 8 and 9) were evaluated as secondary to asphyxia and as non-death-related secondary non-specific lesions and the cause of death reported as indeterminate.
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The rash "is usually maculopapular, predominantly involves the palms and soles, and may evolve into petechia, purpura, and vesicles," said Dr.
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