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Wounds Historical Findings in Horses That Developed Purpura Hemorrhagica

  title={Wounds Historical Findings in Horses That Developed Purpura Hemorrhagica},
  author={Ellen B. Wiedner and Laurent L Cou{\"e}til and Michel L{\'e}vy and Janice E. Sojka},
pura hemorrhagica, results from inflammation and injury to the small blood vessels of the skin caused by deposition of antigen–antibody complexes within the blood vessels. The consequence of this injury is leakage of large proteins, electrolytes, and fluid from the vessels. In addition, extravasation of erythrocytes through vessel walls causes nonthrombocytopenic petechiations (i.e., purpura), which are common on the mucous membranes of affected horses. The former names for purpura hemorrhagica… Expand

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