senile purpura


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senile purpura

bruising associated with advanced age. See purpura senilis.

senile purpura

Purpura occurring in debilitated and aged people with ecchymoses and petechiae on the legs.
See also: purpura
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This is known rather unfortunately, as senile purpura, literally meaning 'purple patches associated with age.
The most common of all types of purpura - senile purpura - mainly affects older women as blood vessels become fragile with age.