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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-03 (EDT)

Circumscribed blood deposits greater than 0.5cm in diamater are referred to as purpura.[1]

Common conditions associated with purpura include:

  • hemangioma
  • congenital cytomegalovirus
  • congenital rubella syndrome
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Immune neonatal thrombocytopenia
  • meningococcemia

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  1. Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby