Small pinpoints of haemorrhage usually numerous and giving the tissue a red-spotted appearance. They indicate a pathological condition.
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Petechiae: Pinpoint flat round red spots under the skin surface caused by intradermal hemorrhage (bleeding into the skin). Petechiae are red because they contain red blood that has leaked from the capillaries into the skin. Petechiae are quite tiny (less than 3 millimeters in diameter) and do not bl...
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Small red spots on the skin that usually indicate a low platelet count. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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• (n. pl.) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pe-tē′kē-ē, pē-tek′-; pe-tē′kē-ă Definitions: 1. Minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin, which are not blanched by pressure.
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A deposit of blood in the skin less than .5 cm in diameter. This is actually a collection of tiny bruises. The singular is petechia, but it is rarely seen as a single lesion. Pronunciation: pe-TEEK-ee-eye (noun)
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Small, nonblanching, erythematous macules, less than 0.5 cm (pinpoint to pinhead size), due to rupture of small blood vessels leading to hemorrhage.
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Pinpoint, unraised, round red spots under the skin caused by bleeding.
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