Symptom/Finding

petechiae and ecchymoses

Description

Tiny circumscribed foci of extravasated blood in the skin; large areas of confluent petechiae are called purpura, ecchymoses, or bruises. [Merck Manual, p.933] Staphlococcus aureus, adenovirus, congenital cytomegalovirus, and rubella virus infections may cause petechial purpuric eruptions. [Cohen, p. 156]

Category

Skin

ICD-9 Code

782.7

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