Definition of Petechiae

1. Noun. (plural of petechia) ¹



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Definition of Petechiae

1. petechia [n] - See also: petechia

Medical Definition of Petechiae

1. Small red spots on the skin that usually indicate a low platelet count. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petechiae

petasus
petasuses
petaton
petatons
petaurine
petaurist
petauristid
petauristids
petawatt
petawatts
petcare
petchary
petcock
petcocks
petechia
petechiae (current term)
petechial
petechial angiomas
petechial fever
petechial haemorrhage
petechiasis
petedunnite
peter out
peterbaylissite
petered
petered out
peterel
peterels

Literary usage of Petechiae

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1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"petechiae, with or without pale whitish or yellowish centers ... The petechiae are found most frequently and best sought for in the conjunctivae, ..."

2. Lectures on fever by William Stokes, John William Moore (1874)
"Kennedy's views—Symptoms of the disease—petechiae—Early setting in of putrefaction—Retraction of head: sometimes persistent after disappearance of other ..."

3. Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Diseases by Arthur Van Harlingen (1895)
"petechiae are the small red spots, quickly changing to blue and livid tints, which characterize the eruption of purpura. ..."

4. Humphry and Reynolds Nurse's service digest by Laurence Humphry (1918)
"Skin — Structure — Sweat Glands — Sebaceous Glands—Nails and Hair—Corns and Warts— Erythema—Nettle-Rash—petechiae—Psoriasis — Pigmentation — Management of ..."

5. Reports on the Diseases in London: Particularly During the Years 1796-1800 by Robert Willan (1801)
"... tules, and petechiae. After various confider- ations, ... of fix or eight weeks' duration, attended with heat, pain of the head, delirium, petechiae, ..."

6. Clinical Cardiology by Selian Neuhof (1917)
"Of frequent occurrence are petechiae. They are usually numerous, especially upon the oral -and conjunctival mucous membranes. ..."

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