Characteristic of senile purpura ecchymosis due to increased vascular fragility due to a connective tissue damage to skin, caused by chronic sun exposure, the age or drugs.

Senile purpura typically occur in the elderly because their skin tissue atrophies and blood vessels are fragile. They develop persistent dark purple ecchymosis, which are usually located on the extensor surfaces of the hands and forearms. New lesions occur no apparent trauma and disappear within several days back, but leave a brownish discoloration that is caused by the deposition of hemosiderin. This discoloration may regress again after weeks or months, but remain in the long term. The skin and the subcutaneous tissue diluted appear in the affected regions and atrophic. Drugs (e.g., corticosteroids, warfarin, acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel) may enhance the ecchymoses. Treatment is not necessary and does not accelerate the resolution of the lesions. Although they may interfere for cosmetic reasons, the disorder has no health consequences, causing heavy bleeding elsewhere in the body.

Characteristic of senile purpura ecchymosis due to increased vascular fragility due to a connective tissue damage to skin, caused by chronic sun exposure, the age or drugs. Senile purpura typically occur in the elderly because their skin tissue atrophies and blood vessels are fragile. They develop persistent dark purple ecchymosis, which are usually located on the extensor surfaces of the hands and forearms. New lesions occur no apparent trauma and disappear within several days back, but leave a brownish discoloration that is caused by the deposition of hemosiderin. This discoloration may regress again after weeks or months, but remain in the long term. The skin and the subcutaneous tissue diluted appear in the affected regions and atrophic. Drugs (e.g., corticosteroids, warfarin, acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel) may enhance the ecchymoses. Treatment is not necessary and does not accelerate the resolution of the lesions. Although they may interfere for cosmetic reasons, the disorder has no health consequences, causing heavy bleeding elsewhere in the body.

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