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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192-194

Psychogenic purpura


1 Department of Psychiatry, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudip Kumar Ghosh
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.111463

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Psychogenic purpura, also known as Gardner-Diamond syndrome, is a rare, distinctive, localized cutaneous reaction pattern mostly affecting psychologically disturbed adult women. Repeated crops of tender, ill-defined ecchymotic lesions on the extremities and external bleeding from other sites characterize the condition. We report here a case of psychogenic purpura because of the rarity of the condition and to emphasize the importance of consideration of this entity during evaluation of a patient with recurrent ecchymoses. Early diagnosis of this condition will not only minimize the cost of the medical evaluation but will also benefit the patient.



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