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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.
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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
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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.
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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, thrombocytopenic purpura, Werlhof's disease - purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors
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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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
On admission the child was febrile (38.8[degrees]C) and generalized petechial/purpuric rash, bruising, wet purpura on the palate, and gingival bleeding were noted, while the spleen and the liver were palpable 2 cm below the subcostal margin at the midclavicular line.
Patients with bruising and petechiae, termed dry purpura, are at lower risk for bleeding complications than those with wet purpura, the term for bleeding from mucosal surfaces.