Ecchymosis

(redirected from Ecchymoses)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

ecchymosis

[¦ek·ə′mō·səs]
(medicine)
A subcutaneous hemorrhage marked by purple discoloration of the skin.

Ecchymosis

 

or bruise, a hemorrhage into the soft tissues as a result of a blow or pressure from a blunt object; blood may also escape under nonmechanical influences (sepsis, asphyxia, and overchilling, for example). The blood flowing out of the injured blood vessels into the tissue changes color (from dark red to yellowish green) with decomposition and biochemical conversion. The type of object that applied the blow and the age of the trauma may be judged by the shape and color of the surface bruise (“black-and-blue mark”). Extensive ecchymoses are called hematomas.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
His bleeding resolved and ecchymoses subsided by the fourth day of admission, when he was discharged.
In our case, a 20-year-old married woman suffering from nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, and ecchymoses around the lower part of her extremities was admitted to the Department of Gastroenterology of the Ankara University School of Medicine.
On the second visit, the patient stated that the ecchymoses on her face were not caused by falling, but by slapping by her mother who was angry with her because she was naugthy.
Even at the low dose, skin thinning and ecchymoses represent one of the most common glucocorticoid adverse events.
In conclusion the sudden presence of large hematoma or extensive ecchymoses especially in the elderly or in postpartum women without significant trauma or known bleeding disorder should raise suspicion of an acquired Factor VIII inhibitor.
A rare presenting symptom in children with leukaemia, called leukaemia cutis, may be confused with ecchymoses, since the lesions may be purplish in colour.
She had costochondral and diffuse abdominal tenderness and ecchymoses at intramuscular injection sites (antiemetics).
Of the viral hemorrhagic fevers, CCHF infection has the most florid hemorrhage and highest frequency of large ecchymoses.
Profuse bleeding at the pores" and "scarlet stains upon the body and face" of infected persons resemble the petechiae, ecchymoses, and mucous membrane hemorrhages found in half or more of Ebola fever patients.
In July 2000, a 5-year-old Muslim child was admitted to the hospital with fever, vomiting, and ecchymoses.
Mast cell leukemia is often associated with ecchymoses and bleeding episodes.
She was treated empirically with antipyretic drugs and had a slight improvement; 3 days after beginning treatment, fever and epistaxis returned with myalgia; irritability; papulovesicular rash involving the extremities, thorax, and oral mucosa; vaginal and gingival bleeding; and disseminated ecchymoses.