Definition of Purpura:
Bleeding into the tissues directly beneath skin or mucous membranes yielding a bruise or many red or purple petechia (flat, pin-head sized spots).

Topics Related to Purpura

A Low Platelet Count
The Condition
“Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is the term used when the platelet count is low enough to cause very easy bruising...”
Recommendation Vitamin E
“Five patients with thrombocytopenic purpura received 200-400mg of alpha-tocopherol acetate daily...”
Tendency To Nosebleeds
The Condition
“...and less commonly by ... Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)...”
The Condition
“...When the spots are larger, about the size of the end of a finger, they are called "purpura"...”