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.
You didn't mention any medications, but certain drugs--for example, aspirin, prednisone (Sterapred) and other corticosteroids, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix)--can exacerbate senile purpura.
The most common of all types of purpura - senile purpura - mainly affects middle-aged and elderly women as blood vessels become fragile with age.