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ECCHYMOSIS, med. jur. Blackness. It is an extravasation of blood by rupture of capillary vessels, and hence it follows contusion; but it may exist, as in cases of scurvy, and other morbid conditions, without the latter. Ryan's Med. Jur. 172.

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It was described by Gardner and Diamond in 1995 for the first time in four women who had recurrent ecchymoses after minor taumas (1).
In our case, a 20-year-old married woman suffering from nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, and ecchymoses around the lower part of her extremities was admitted to the Department of Gastroenterology of the Ankara University School of Medicine.
Even at the low dose, skin thinning and ecchymoses represent one of the most common glucocorticoid adverse events.
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A rare presenting symptom in children with leukaemia, called leukaemia cutis, may be confused with ecchymoses, since the lesions may be purplish in colour.
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Three terms that refer to the bleeding that occurs in the skin are petechiae, purpura, and ecchymoses.
In this study, genital injury was defined as any visible tissue trauma that could be categorized using the TEARS classification system (tears, ecchymoses, abrasions, redness, and swelling).
Other ocular manifestations of battering include hyphema, lid ecchymoses, subconjunctival hemorrhage, lens subluxation, and differences in pupil size.
It is important to keep in mind that when any child presents with petechiae and ecchymoses, the possibilities of accidental injury, abuse, any kind of mechanical pressure (such as cupping or coining, which are acceptable practices in some cultures), and excessive crying, coughing, or distress (mostly in infants and young children) can all cause petechiae (Fox, 1997).
Her whole body was moon shaped (not just her face) and was covered with ecchymoses and weeping abrasions.