petechiae


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petechiae

[pə′tēk·ē‚ē]
(medicine)
Hemorrhages the size of the head of a pin.
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evidence of petechiae or possible asphyxiation of a person.
Wetli, The Forensic Significance of Conjunctival Petechiae, 9 AM.
Petechiae could be caused during a seizure, they argued, using the death the year before of Olympic runner Florence Griffith-Joyner as an example.
The patient with a history of dengue fever (patient 19 in the online Technical Appendix Table) experienced fever lasting 7 days, pleural effusion, spontaneous petechiae, and thrombocytopenia (15 x 103 cells/^L on day 8 after illness onset); dengue hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed for this patient by using the World Health Organization guidelines (4).
However, despite hematologic correction, the ecchymosis and petechiae worsened, and a mass became evident in the right posterior triangle of the patient's neck.
In the case reported by Moschcowitz in 1924, a 16-year-old female died of a form of TMA that included MAHA, petechiae, hemiparesis (partial paralysis) and fever.
Gross lesions in the female falcons were characterized by anemia secondary to marked hemorrhage into the ovary and oviduct, serofibrinous effusion into the cardioabdominal cavity, and serosal petechiae.
His right arm bad no swelling or blisters but he did have an area of ecchymosis with several pinpoint petechiae surrounding the puncture site.
The cutaneous damage from radiation injury may manifest as ecchymoses, petechiae, bullae, epidermal sloughing, ulceration, hair loss, hyperkeratosis, and stochastic radiation reactions with long-term carcinogenesis.
Atrophic vaginitis has serosanguineous or watery discharge similar to that seen with DIV, as well as an elevated vaginal pH, with a thin vagina and red petechiae, Dr.