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Rumpel-Leede test

noun Rum·pel-Leede test \ ˈru̇m-pel-ˈlēd- \

medical Definition of Rumpel-Leede test

: a test in which the increased bleeding tendency characteristic of various disorders (as scarlet fever and thrombocytopenia) is indicated by the formation of multiple petechiae on the forearm following application of a tourniquet to the upper arm

Biographical Note for rumpel-leede test

  • Leede, Carl Stockbridge (1882–1964), American physician. Leede published independently a description of the Rumpel-Leede test in 1911.

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