thrombocytopenic purpura

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 <idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura> called also purpura hemorrhagica, Werlhof's disease

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thrombopenic purpura 1. any form of purpura in which the platelet count is decreased; it may be either primary (idiopathic) or secondary. See also thrombotic thrombocytopenic p. 2. primary thrombocytopenic p.

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  • 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

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