Definition of Peliosis

1. Noun. Any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding.




Medical Definition of Peliosis

1. A small haemorrhage (up to about 1 cm in diameter) in the skin, mucous membrane or serosal surface, which may be caused by various factors, including blood disorders, vascular abnormalities and trauma. Purpuric lesions may be associated with inflammation, in which case they present as papular purpura or the haemorrhage may not be accompanied by inflammation, in which case they are macular. The term also comprises a group of haemorrhagic diseases characterised by the presence of purpuric lesions, ecchymoses and a tendency to bruise easily, which may be caused by decreased platelet counts, the presence of abnormal platelets, vascular defects or reactions to certain drugs. (15 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peliosis

pelham
pelhams
pelican
pelican crossing
pelican flower
pelican flowers
pelicanlike
pelicans
pelick
pelicosauria
pelidnoma
pelike
pelikes
peliom
pelioma
peliosis (current term)
peliosis hepatitis
pelisse
pelissees
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pelite
pelites
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pelizaeus-merzbacher syndrome
pell-mell
pellach
pellachs
pellack

Literary usage of Peliosis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1893)
"THROUGH the kindness of Dr. Okie, of Berwyn, I present the report of this interesting case of peliosis rheumatica. Dr. Okie has given me the following notes ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"Treatment of peliosis Rheumatica.—Dr. McCall Anderson, in a lecture delivered by him at the University of Glasgow, on the affection termed peliosis or ..."

3. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"1979), and this has included cases of splenic peliosis (Taxy 1978; Slater et al. 1981; Fouquette and Lefebvre 1976). Wakabayashi et al. ..."

4. An Introduction to dermatology by Norman Purvis Walker (1905)
"The occasional cutaneous haemorrhages occurring in the course of acute rheumatism should not be too readily christened peliosis. ..."

5. Therapeutics of Infancy and Childhood by Abraham Jacobi (1903)
"peliosis rheumatica is the name of a peculiar form of more or less localized purpura. ... In a number of cases of peliosis the heart was not found affected, ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin, for the use of students and by James Nevins Hyde (1893)
"(peliosis Rheumatica.) This is a variety of purpura which has a striking analogy to erythema multiforme, and is probably an exaggerated form of some ot' the ..."

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