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Petechial hemorrhage is characteristic of which of the following condition

 # Petechial hemorrhage is characteristic of which of the following condition?
A. Agranulocytosis
B. Neutropenia
 C. Pernicious anemia
 D. Thrombocytopenic purpura


The correct answer is D. Thrombocytopenic purpura.

Petechial purpura is minor bleeding into the dermis that is flat and non-blanching. Petechiae are typically found in patients with thrombocytopenia or platelet dysfunction. Palpable purpura occurs in vasculitis. Ecchymosis, or bruising, is more extensive bleeding into deeper layers of the skin. The
lesions are initially dark red or purple but become yellow as haemoglobin is degraded.

Reference: Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, Page No. 1007

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