Ecchymosis

Ecchymosis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An ecchymosis is the medical term for a subcutaneous purpura larger than 1 centimeter or a hematoma, commonly called a bruise. It can be located in the skin or in a mucous membrane.After local trauma, red blood cells are phagocytosed and degraded by macrophages. The blue-red color is produced by the enzymatic conversion of hemoglobin into bilirubin, which is more blue-green. The bilirubin is then converted into hemosiderin, a golden brown color, which accounts for the color changes of the bruise.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136522063
  • 9786136522067