Skin lesionscaused by extravasation of blood into the skin or subcutaneous tissue
Can be caused by fragile capillaries, poor dermal support, and/or platelet dysfunction
The resultant l...
Palpable or nonpalpable, nonblanching lesions
Petechiae (≤4 mm)
Macular (5–10 mm)
Ecchymoses (>1 cm)
Round lesions: Caused by leukocytoclastic emboli
Altered mental status
For fever, hypotension, altered mental status, or generalized ecchymoses:
Unstable vital signs
Serious bacterial infections
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Coller BS, Schneiderman PI. Clinical evaluation of hemorrhagic disorders: The bleeding histo...
287.0 Allergic purpura
287.2 Other nonthrombocytopenic purpuras
287.31 Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
D69.0 Allergic purpura
D69.2 Other nonthrombocytopenic purpura
D69.3 Immune thrombocyto...
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