• Torello M. LottiEmail author
  • Lara Tripo
  • Alice Garzitto
  • Aldona Pietrzak
  • Ilaria Ghersetich


Purpura is a disease entity characterised by macules. By definition, macules are flat skin lesions not raised above the surrounding skin. Purpura manifests as skin discoloration caused by extravasation of red blood cells.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torello M. Lotti
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Lara Tripo
    • 3
  • Alice Garzitto
    • 3
  • Aldona Pietrzak
    • 4
  • Ilaria Ghersetich
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Rome “G. Marconi”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare Rigenerativa (CSRMR)RomeItaly
  3. 3.Division of Dermatology, Department of Surgery and Translational MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  4. 4.Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Paediatric DermatologyMedical University of LublinLublinPoland

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