Joel Papak, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Purpura/ Petechiae

I. Problem/Condition. Purpura is a small hemorrhage into the skin, mucous membrane or serosal surface. Because purpura is caused by extravasation of blood from the vasculature into the skin it does not blanch with pressure. Depending on their size, purpuric lesions are classified as: petechiae — < 5 mm purpura — 5-9 mm ecchymoses —…

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