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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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3]) Total Manifestations (14) < 20,000 20,00050,000 > 50,000 (n=9) (n=17) (n=24) Haematochezia 1 2 -- 3 Melena -- 3 2 5 Petechiae 2 1 -- 3 Haematemesis -- 1 -- 1 Haematuria -- 1 -- 1 Epistaxis 1 -- -- 1 Total 4 8 2 14 Table 6.
Among them unpleasant taste was detected on maximum patients (43; 86%) followed by uremic fetor in 31 patients (62%), xerostomia and burning sensation in 23 (46%), glossitis in 6 (12%), ulceration and pigmentation in 5 (10%), candidiasis and pale mucosa in 4 (8%), gingival enlargement in 3 (6%), and petechiae and ecchymosis in 1 (2%).
5% of cases of which majority presented with petechiae followed by haematemesis.
Other serious infections involving fever and petechiae include meningococcemia, group A streptococcal infection, rat bite fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis.
The skin examinations revealed a small purpuric lesion on the tip of the tongue and diffuse petechiae predominantly on the lower extremities, but also on the torso and upper extremities.
There was no history of prolonged or profuse bleeding after cuts or injury, and no bleeding from any sites of the body, petechiae, ecchymosis, or bruising.
The patient denied having petechiae and reported no excessive bleeding in daily life.
Purpura and petechiae may be a result of thrombocytopenia, cytoadherance, local vasculitis and vessel damage from immune complex injury (2).
Symptoms of vaginal atrophy included dryness, dyspareunia, pruritus, burning, and dysuria, and signs included dry vaginal mucosa, pallor, fragility, flattening of vaginal folds, and petechiae.
Petechiae (from the Latin petigo, which means "scab eruption") are small, flat, red skin spots that are often seen on infants.
Upon examination the boy's rash was diagnosed as petechiae on his extremities.