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...”
...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a condition in which the platelet count is low enough to cause very easy bruising...”
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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...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

...the condition
“...and less commonly by: Hemophilia; Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia; Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP); Leukemia; Nasal tumor; Nosebleeds usually occur on at the bottom of the tissue that separates the two sides of the nose (the nasal septum...”


...the condition
“...When the spots are larger, about the size of the end of a finger, they are called "purpura".  Some look like large bruises...”
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