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Descriptor English: Purpura
Descriptor Spanish: Púrpura
Descriptor Portuguese: Púrpura
Descriptor French: Purpura
Entry term(s): Petechiae
Purpuras
Tree number(s): C15.378.100.802
C23.550.414.950
C23.888.885.687
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011693
Scope note: Purplish or brownish red discoloration, easily visible through the epidermis, caused by hemorrhage into the tissues. When the size of the discolorization is >2-3 cm it is generally called Ecchymoses (ECCHYMOSIS).
Annotation: General or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 12129
Unique ID: D011693
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Purpura - Preferred
Concept UI M0018178
Scope note Purplish or brownish red discoloration, easily visible through the epidermis, caused by hemorrhage into the tissues. When the size of the discolorization is >2-3 cm it is generally called Ecchymoses (ECCHYMOSIS).
Preferred term Purpura
Entry term(s) Purpuras
Petechiae - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0018177
Scope note Pinhead size (3 mm) skin discolorization due to hemorrhage.
Preferred term Petechiae



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