Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

Developed by Gary Williams, M.D. and Murray Katcher, M.D. Ph.D, Department of Pediatrics
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8. The patient has purpura. In this case, the name of the phenomenon is purpura fulminans. Please note that we have seen another patient with meningococcemia who had a somewhat different lesion--an eschar. Although both patients had the same diagnosis and disease process; the exact skin findings that we have shown are somewhat different.



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