Senile purpura

What is Senile purpura?

Solar purpura (also known as "Actinic purpura," and "Senile purpura") is a skin condition characterized by large, sharply outlined, 1- to 5-cm, dark purplish-red ecchymoses appearing on the dorsa of the forearms and less often the hands.

The condition is most common in elderly white persons. It is caused by sun-induced damage to the connective tissue of the skin.

No treatment is necessary. The lesions typically fade over a period of up to 3 weeks.

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I have red marks likes bruises on my arms. Do you now what they are? My mother also had them when she was older.

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Senile purpura most probably

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Hi, my name is Johnny, I am 62 and have Senile Purpura. This came about after being on Prednisone for a very short period ( 2 weeks , but the...

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avoid exposure to sun as much as you can , use drugs like aspirin , steroids carefully .Bioflavonoids citrus trials are showing significant...

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