purpura

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purpura

[′pər·pyə·rə]
(medicine)
Spontaneous hemorrhages into tissues such as joints, skin, and mucosal surfaces.
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In this descriptive study, senile purpura was seen in 3 cases (1.5%) and pigmented purpuric dermatoses in 2 cases (1%).
The most common of all types of purpura - senile purpura - mainly affects middle-aged and elderly women as blood vessels become fragile with age.
The differential diagnosis of scurvy includes autoimmune diseases, coagulopathies, hematologic malignancies, adverse effects of medications, meningococcemia, necrotizing gingivitis, senile purpura, thrombophlebitis, other vitamin deficiencies (vitamins K, D, [B.sub.12], folate, and zinc), and physical abuse or trauma.