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Diseases » Purpura » Summary
 

What is Purpura?

What is Purpura?

  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage.
  • Purpura: Extravasation of blood into the skin, resulting in a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch, larger than a petechia.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Purpura: any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Purpura: Introduction

Types of Purpura:

Types of Purpura:

Broader types of Purpura:

How serious is Purpura?

Complications of Purpura: see complications of Purpura

What causes Purpura?

Causes of Purpura: see causes of Purpura

What are the symptoms of Purpura?

Symptoms of Purpura: see symptoms of Purpura

Complications of Purpura: see complications of Purpura

Purpura: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Purpura.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Purpura.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Purpura: Internist, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Purpura.
Treatments for Purpura: see treatments for Purpura
Research for Purpura: see research for Purpura

Society issues for Purpura


Hospitalization statistics for Purpura: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Purpura:

  • 0.097% (12,320) of hospital consultant episodes were for purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for purpura and other haemorrhagic conditions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Purpura:

Organs and body systems related to Purpura include:

Name and Aliases of Purpura

Main name of condition: Purpura

Other names or spellings for Purpura:

Ecchymoses, Ecchymosis, Peliosis, Petechiae, Petechial rash Source - Diseases Database

Peliosis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Purpura: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Purpura:

 

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