Small pinpoints of haemorrhage usually numerous and giving the tissue a red-spotted appearance. They indicate a pathological condition.
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 blanch when pressed upon. There are many conditions ...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4853
Small red spots on the skin that usually indicate a low platelet count. ... (16 Dec 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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