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Psychogenic purpura in adolescent patients.
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PMID:  4064457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of psychogenic purpura has been documented in adults. The authors present their experience with nine adolescent and young adult patients observed since 1981. The age of eight of these patients ranged from 13 to 18 years. One patient with cystic fibrosis was 23-years-old. All patients presented with painful inflammatory lesions followed by bruising. There was no evidence of an infectious process or a hematologic, immunologic, or renal abnormality. Integral to the diagnosis was the existence of an underlying emotional disorder. In all patients, bruising decreased after diagnosis was explained to the patient and family. Four patients required psychotherapy. Results of 2-year follow-up suggest that early intervention may produce a favorable outcome in this age group.
R U Sorensen; A J Newman; E M Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-27     Completed Date:  1985-12-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  700-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Psychology
Affective Symptoms / psychology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ecchymosis / diagnosis,  psychology
Psychophysiologic Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Purpura / diagnosis,  psychology*
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