• Tiny 1-2 mm, initially purpuric, non-blanchable macules resulting from tiny hemorrhages.
  • Purpura can be differentiated from pigmented lesions by color. Pigmented lesions are usually brown in color compared with the violaceous or red color of purpuric lesions.
  • Petechiae, ecchymoses, and palpable purpura do not blanch because blood has leaked outside the vessels into the surrounding skin.