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Updated May 05, 2009

Purpura on the legs

Purpura on the legs

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Definition: Purpura are large flat areas caused by bleeding under the skin.

This type of bleeding under the skin may be caused by:

The presence of purpura is an important symptom that should always be checked by a doctor.
Pronunciation: PURR-purr-ah
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