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Rumpel-leede phenomenon

Rumpel-Leede phenomenon

appearance of petechiae in an area following application of vascular constriction, such as by a tourniquet, usually after 10 minutes but can appear after shorter period, such as following application of tourniquet to draw blood specimen or use of blood pressure cuff. Due to capillary fragility or abnormal platelet numbers (e.g. Thrombocytopenia) or function.


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