senile purpura


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senile purpura

Purpura occurring in debilitated and aged people with ecchymoses and petechiae on the legs.
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I think what you have now is senile purpura. Please have another chat with your doctor and tell him your fears.
Senile purpura. Dark purple, irregularly shaped patches caused by small hemorrhages in sun-damaged connective tissue on exposed areas such as the face, back of the hands, and forearms.
The most common of all types of purpura - senile purpura - mainly affects older women as blood vessels become fragile with age.