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Rumpel-Konchalevskii-Leede phenomenon or sign

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The appearance of minute subcutaneous haemorrhages below the area at which a bandage is applied not too tightly for 10 minutes upon the upper arm. It is characteristic of haemorrhagic diathesis and scarlet fever. This phenomenon is commonly used as a test for capillary fragility.

See also Grocco-Frugoni sign, under Pietro Grocco, Italian physician, 1856-1916.


  • T. Rumpel:
    Photographien von Scharlachkranken mit multiplen Hautblutungen.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1909, 35: 2297.
  • N. A. Konchalovskii:
    Sluchai gemorrhagicheskogo diathesa. Trudi Mosk Ter O-va 1911: 232).
  • St. C. Leede:
    Hautblutungen, durch Stauung hervorgerufen als diagnostisches Hilfsmittel.
    M√ľnchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1911, 58: 293-295.

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