DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for purpura

Purpura [DOID:3326]

Purpura (from Latin: purpura, meaning "purple") is the appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch on applying pressure. They are caused by bleeding underneath the skin. Purpura measure 0.3–1 cm (3–10 mm), whereas petechiae measure less than 3 mm, and ecchymoses greater than 1 cm.

Synonyms:  purpura,  DOID:3326,  Purpura (morphologic abnormality),  Purpura NOS,  Purpuric disorder ...