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- Bruises are the result of extravasation of blood into the skin. Conventional usage often groups petechiae and bruises (or ecchymoses) together as purpura and defines them as follows:
- Petechiae: flat, red, or reddish purple; 1–3 mm; nonblanching
- Ecchymoses: larger than petechiae, local extravasation, nonpulsatile, sometimes palpable, color depends on age of lesion
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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Bruising." Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics, 7th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015. 5minute, www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14048/all/Bruising.
Bruising. In: Cabana MD, ed. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14048/all/Bruising. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Bruising. (2015). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14048/all/Bruising
Bruising [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. [cited 2019 June 20]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14048/all/Bruising.
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