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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Petechiae

Tiny purple or red spots on the skin associated with endocarditis, resulting from hemorrhages under the skin's surface.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Using the skin images acquired with the WAIS, the specialist classified the macules found in the patients as vascular and petechiae, due to trophic changes, or due to trauma macules.
Symptoms Frequency (%) Fever 37-92 Abdominal pain/diarrhoea 21 Nausea/vomiting 18 Headache 18 Muscle pain <10 Petechiae 35 DIC with fulminant sepsis 13-38 Necrosis/gangrene 10 Endocarditis 7-15
This patient has ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE) [3], a severe disorder affecting mitochondria and blood vessels that typically presents with central nervous system disease, gastrointestinal dysfunction, retinal vessel tortuosity, petechiae, orthostatic acrocyanosis, and the production of ethylmalonic acid (EMA).
Characteristic petechiae and symmetric rash should alert the practitioner of a hemorrhagic complication known as purpura fulminans.
She also had nonblanching petechiae on both of her lower legs (figure 2) and on the dorsal and palmar aspects of her hands.
On postmortem examination, Petechiae and frothy exudates were present in trachea and bronchi.
Tyring advised clinicians to look for "white islands in a sea of red" as a sign of the characteristic dengue rash, in addition to petechiae and ecchymoses.
Zika presented in a young, pregnant Florida woman as erythematous follicular macules and papules on the trunk and arms, scattered tender pink papules on the palms, and a few petechiae on the hard palate, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
These purplish rash-like discolorations may range from tiny dots known as petechiae to larger patches known as purpuras and ecchymoses.
Petechiae seen around the face and neck at the time of delivery were ascribed to the nuchal cord.
A 9-year-old girl was admitted to our pediatric hematology unit with petechiae, ecchymoses, and history of a viral illness.
After 5 minutes, the cuff was deflated and the total number of petechiae visible inside the square were counted.