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Related to posttransfusion purpura: purpura fulminans, hemolytic transfusion reaction, Alloimmunization, Graft vs host disease

pur·pu·ra

 (pûr′pə-rə, -pyə-)
n.
A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches.

[Latin, purple; see purple.]

pur·pu′ric (-pyo͝or′ĭk) adj.

purpura

(ˈpɜːpjʊrə)
n
(Pathology) pathol any of several blood diseases causing purplish spots or patches on the skin due to subcutaneous bleeding
[C18: via Latin from Greek porphura a shellfish yielding purple dye]
ˈpurpuric adj

pur•pu•ra

(ˈpɜr pyʊər ə)

n.
a skin rash of purple or brownish red spots resulting from the bleeding into the skin of subcutaneous capillaries.
[1745–55; < New Latin; Latin: purple]
pur•pu′ric, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purpura - any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleedingpurpura - any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
nonthrombocytopenic purpura - purpura resulting from a defect in the capillaries caused by bacteria or drugs
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, thrombocytopenic purpura, Werlhof's disease - purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors
Translations

pur·pu·ra

n. púrpura, condición caracterizada por manchas rojizas o de color púrpura en la piel, debidas al escape de sangre a los tejidos;
thrombocytopenic ______ trombocitopénica.

purpura

n púrpura; Henoch-Schönlein — púrpura de Henoch-Schönlein; idiopathic thrombocytopenic — (ITP) (ant) trombocitopenia inmune (TPI), púrpura trombocitopénica idiopática (PTI) (ant); thrombotic thrombocytopenic — (TTP) púrpura trombocitopénica trombótica (PTT)
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When other causes of thrombocytopenia, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and posttransfusion purpura (PTP) have been ruled out, careful assessment of the medication list is essential, and prompt discontinuation of any offending agent is necessary.
Posttransfusion purpura is a drug-independent form of alloimmune, rather than autoimmune, thrombocytopenia in which patients make antibodies to platelet antigens that they lack as a result of exposure from pregnancy or transfusion.

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