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Purpuric : Ecchymosis

Extravasation of blood into the skin or mucous membranes. Area of flat color change may progress over time from blue-black to brown-yellow or green.

Petechiae, ecchymosis, and palpable purpura do not blanch because blood has leaked outside the vessels into the surrounding skin.

Ecchymosis in a patient with purpura fulminans

Ecchymosis in a patient with purpura fulminans

Ecchymoses in a patient with bacterial sepsis

Ecchymoses in a patient with bacterial sepsis

Violaceous ecchymoses on the forearm in solar purpura

Violaceous ecchymoses on the forearm in solar purpura

Extensive ecchymoses in a patient with steroid-induced purpura

Extensive ecchymoses in a patient with steroid-induced purpura