A purpuric eruption sometimes accompanies venous thrombosis, septicaemia, or gradual failure of the heart. Thibierge has also described a hemorrhagic eruption which affects the anterior surface of both lower extremities in a symmetrical manner. This condition, to which he gives the name of ' cachectic purpura,' is very rare, and is followed by death within a few days. The haemorrhages from the intestine and the kidney which are often termed ' purpuric ' are usually due to thrombosis of the iliac or renal veins.