Edit concept Create issue ticket

Purpura Senilis

Purpura Senile


Presentation

  • Senile purpura usually presents with spots or patches present on skin, mucous membrane as well as on the organs. When blood leaks under the skin or from where small blood vessels joins together; this condition is called purpura.[ihealthblogger.com]
  • Differential diagnosis is necessary to determine the type of purpura present and to eliminate the cause if it can be determined.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. Disclaimer: Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.[whonamedit.com]
Easy Bruising
  • This is different than conditions that cause easy bruising due to bleeding disorders. Senile purpura is fairly common, affecting about 10 percent of people over the age of 50. This percentage increases with age.[healthline.com]
  • There is evidence of bleeding under the skin, with easy bruising and the development of petechiae. In the acute form there may be bleeding from any of the body orifices, such as hematuria, nosebleed, vaginal bleeding, and bleeding gums.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Skin moiturization prevents easy bruising. References . . . .[ihealthblogger.com]
  • Easy bruising can be avoided via use of skin moisturizers. Use of flavonoids, vitamin C supplements, and other antioxidants can also help protect the skin. Senile Purpura Pictures[healthylifemed.com]
Painter
  • Seite 210 - Painter's colic (Op.) ; pain in umbilical region, extending through to the back ; patient screams and tries to relieve the pain by turning in all possible positions ; pressing and bearing down in the abdomen, extending into the pelvis; constipation[books.google.com]
Purpura
Hunger
  • Seite 352 - The hunger which attends or precedes ague. Stomach. * Belching of tasteless wind, with a feeling of obstruction at the pit of the stomach. Sensation of something in the stomach that ought to come up.[books.google.com]

Workup

  • Diagnostische workup ANAMNESE risicomedicatie alcoholabuse familiale stollingsstoornissen voorgeschiedenis van: bloedingsproblemen diep veneuse thrombose embolen splenectomie HUIDLETSELS OMSCHRIJVING Rood, paars of blauw al dan niet palpabel al dan niet[medics4medics.com]

Treatment

  • In most cases, there is no treatment required for senile purpura. However, some people dislike the appearance of the bruises and seek treatment. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids that thicken your skin to prevent further skin aging.[healthline.com]
  • No treatment hastens lesion resolution or is needed. Although cosmetically displeasing, the disorder has no health consequences and does not herald severe bleeding elsewhere.[msdmanuals.com]
  • Treatment Senile purpura is a harmless condition that does not require any kind of treatment. The lesions tend to clear out on their own, without causing any health complications such as spread of the bleeding to other parts of the body.[healthylifemed.com]
  • Hence, senile purpura usually does not require any treatment. In most of the cases, people only need to be assured that senile purpura is a benign condition and it takes patience to let it heal gradually.[mavcure.com]

Prognosis

  • What is the prognosis ? Although cosmetically displeasing, senile purpura is benign and unrelated to any systemic diseases or blood dyscrasias. It is however a risk factor for skin tears in institutionalised patients.[dermnetnz.org]
  • Prognosis The blood under the skin which causes the discoloration of bruising should be totally reabsorbed by the body in three weeks or less. At that time, the skin color should have completely returned to normal.[healthofchildren.com]
  • Prognosis Individual lesions of actinic purpura generally resolve within 1-3 weeks. Residual hemosiderosis may occur. Purpuric lesions usually continue to occur during the individual's life.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Etiology

  • Etiology Chronic sun exposure leads to skin changes that predispose patients to actinic purpura. Because of the ultraviolet-induced atrophy, the connective tissue of the dermis is no longer able to adequately support the microvasculature.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Epidemiology

  • In fact, the development of actual skin tears is understandably linked in elderly persons with ecchymoses and senile purpura. [ 7 ] Epidemiology Frequency United States Actinic purpura is an extremely common finding in elderly individuals, occurring in[emedicine.medscape.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • […] stellate pseudoscars, and skin atrophy. [2] The concept of the syndrome term dermatoporosis has been used, viewing actinic purpura as a stage of dermatoporosis, implying both it and osteoporosis can be prevented and treated to avoid complications. [ 3 ] Pathophysiology[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • For example, your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids, which can prevent further skin aging, thus reducing the appearance of senile purpura.[belmarrahealth.com]
  • Protecting your limbs by wearing shin guards can also help prevent minor trauma that causes bruising. Natural remedies Taking citrus bioflavonoids twice daily may also be a good natural remedy for senile purpura.[healthline.com]
  • I take an Asthma preventer that contains steroids . I have just started taking Vit C, Collagen and Vit B Complex tablets to see if this will reduce incidents of this bruising, which now occurs on my lower arms as well.[patient.info]
  • Skin moiturization prevents easy bruising. References . . . .[ihealthblogger.com]

Ask Question

5000 Characters left Format the text using: # Heading, **bold**, _italic_. HTML code is not allowed.
By publishing this question you agree to the TOS and Privacy policy.
• Use a precise title for your question.
• Ask a specific question and provide age, sex, symptoms, type and duration of treatment.
• Respect your own and other people's privacy, never post full names or contact information.
• Inappropriate questions will be deleted.
• In urgent cases contact a physician, visit a hospital or call an emergency service!