What is purpura?

Also known as: blood spots, skin hemorrhages

If small blood vessels burst and cause blood to pool below the skin, the resulting visible spots are known as purpura. In most cases, purpura is not concerning, though it can be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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