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Rumpel–Leede test

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

Medical Definition of Rumpel–Leede test

  1. :  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

Rumpel

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Theodor

(1862–1923), German physician. Rumpel was the first to discover that in a patient with scarlet fever petechiae appear when the arm is constricted. He recorded his observation in 1909.

Leede

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Carl Stockbridge

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


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