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Purple colouration 

Purple colouration
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Purple colouration
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.31
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date: 13 October 2019

Introduction510

Purpuric rashes510

Trauma (bruising)511

Abnormality of clotting factors512

Vessel fragility514

Sepsis516

Cutaneous vasculitis520

Special considerations in the neonate524

Causes of purple patches other than purpura526

Purple lesions are usually related to a problem with the vasculature such as bruising, purpura, or deep vessels such as deep haemangiomas which can appear purple or blue (...

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