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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)
References in classic literature ?
Cuming and Hinds of about 2000 shells from the eastern and western coasts of America, only one single shell was found in common, namely, the Purpura patula, which inhabits the West Indies, the coast of Panama, and the Galapagos.
The patient was diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) based on clinical presentation of the lesions and associated symptoms of arthralgia and abdominal pain.
The presence of acute pustular eruption rapidly evolving to skin necrosis, suggested a complication known as purpura fulminans.
The patient was given a diagnosis of levamisole-induced cutaneous vasculopathy based on her history of cocaine use; the typical, painful palpable purpura with angulated borders and a necrotic center (retiform purpura); and positive immunologic markers.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic small vessel vasculitis involving the skin, joints, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract in childhood.
reported a case of brucellosis who was admitted with a severe thrombocytopenic purpura.
To estimate the frequency of purpura and bleeding in patients on calcium channel blockers and association between calcium channel blocker therapy and petechiae due to capillary fragility induced by Hess test.
To the Editor: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a generalized vasculitis that can cause a large variety of symptoms in different organs.
A The fact you're developing the bruises on your arms may mean that you have a condition called senile purpura (also called actinic purpura and solar purpura).
The fact that you're developing the bruises on your arms may mean that you have a condition called senile purpura (also called actinic purpura and solar purpura).
La purpura de Henoch-Schonlein (PHS) es una vasculitis inducida por IgA, fue descrita inicialmente en 1802 por William Heberden conocida entonces como enfermedad de Heberden-Willan, posteriormente en 1837 Johann Schonlein describio un caso clinico y en 1868 Eduard Heinrich Henoch reporto otro caso, adoptando el nombre actual.