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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, my mother has this brownish looking rash on one of her right ankle. She says it doesn't itch or hurt. Should I be concernd?
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan 1 hour later
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Brownish looking rash may be senile purpura. Senile purpura is a common, benign condition characterized by recurrent formation of purple ecchymoses (bruises) following minor trauma.
The other differential can be progressive pigmented purpuric dermatoses.

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