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Psychogenic purpura: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  910012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Autoerythrocyte sensitization, a disease characterized by recurrent and painful ecchymoses, was renamed psychogenic purpura by Agle and Ratnoff in 1968. The patients, usually female, share certain described personality characteristics. The case is reported of a 20-year-old woman who had suffered from the disease since age 12. She was treated for 3 years in intensive psychotherapy resulting in a complete remission of her symptoms of bleeding.
M W Lindahl
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatic medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-3174     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosom Med     Publication Date:    1977 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-30     Completed Date:  1977-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376505     Medline TA:  Psychosom Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Conversion Disorder
Dependency (Psychology)
Depression / therapy
Mother-Child Relations
Psychophysiologic Disorders* / therapy
Purpura / etiology*,  psychology,  therapy
Verbal Behavior

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