Purpura

Definition of Purpura:

Bleeding into the tissues directly beneath skin or mucous membranes yielding a bruise or many red or purple petechia (flat, pin-head sized spots).

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A Low Platelet Count

...the condition
“Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is the term used when the platelet count is low enough to cause very easy bruising...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“Five patients with thrombocytopenic purpura received 200-400mg of alpha-tocopherol acetate daily...”
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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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“...Symptoms of MDS are nonspecific but include ... Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count): increased susceptibility to bleeding, bruising, and subcutaneous hemorrhaging leading to purpura or petechia...”

Tendency To Nosebleeds

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“...and less commonly by ... Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)...”
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Vasculitis

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“...When the spots are larger, about the size of the end of a finger, they are called "purpura"...”
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