Purpura

Alternative Names

Blood spots; Skin hemorrhages

Definition of Purpura

Purpura is purple-colored spots and patches that occur on the skin, organs, and in mucus membranes, including the lining of the mouth.

Review

Michael Lehrer, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/17/2009

Henoch-Schonlein purpura on the lower legs
Henoch-Schonlein purpura on an infant
Henoch-Schonlein purpura on an infant
Henoch-Schonlein purpura on an infant
Henoch-Schonlein purpura on the legs
Meningococcemia on the calves
Meningococcemia on the leg
Rocky mountain spotted fever on the foot
Meningococcemia associated purpura

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