purpura hemorrhagica

purpura hemorrhagica
purpura hem·or·rhag·i·ca -.hem-ə-'raj-ə-kə n THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

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1. idiopathic thrombocytopenic p. 2. an acute, usually fatal disease of horses that may occur after a respiratory tract infection; characteristics include subcutaneous edema and petechiae around the head with tachycardia.

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  • Purpura — A hemorrhage area in the surface of the skin. The affected area of skin with purpura is greater than 3 millimeters in diameter. The appearance of an individual area of purpura varies with the duration of the lesions. Early purpura is red and… …   Medical dictionary

  • thrombocytopenic purpura — noun purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors • Syn: ↑idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, ↑purpura hemorrhagica, ↑Werlhof s disease • Hypernyms: ↑purpura, ↑peliosis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrombocytopenic purpura — n purpura that is characterized by bleeding into the skin with the production of petechiae or ecchymoses and by hemorrhages into mucous membranes and that is associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets and prolonged bleeding time… …   Medical dictionary

  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura — noun purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors • Syn: ↑thrombocytopenic purpura, ↑purpura hemorrhagica, ↑Werlhof s disease • Hypernyms: ↑purpura, ↑peliosis, ↑autoimmune disease,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Werlhof's disease — noun purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors • Syn: ↑thrombocytopenic purpura, ↑idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, ↑purpura hemorrhagica • Hypernyms: ↑purpura, ↑peliosis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • peliosis — noun any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding • Syn: ↑purpura • Hypernyms: ↑blood disease, ↑blood disorder • Hyponyms: ↑nonthrombocytopenic purpura, ↑thrombocytopenic purpura, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • autoimmune disease — noun any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues • Syn: ↑autoimmune disorder • Hypernyms: ↑disease • Hyponyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • autoimmune disorder — noun any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues • Syn: ↑autoimmune disease • Hypernyms: ↑disease • Hyponyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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