Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome (psychogenic purpura)

David A. Berman*, Henry H. Roenigk, David Green

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A case of autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome is reported. This syndrome most often appears in young women who have an underlying emotional disorder; features include bizarre, tender ecchymotic lesions, which are most commonly located on the arms and legs. Systemic symptoms often accompany the onset of these lesions. A diagnosis of autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome may be made in a patient who has the typical history and clinical picture of the syndrome and in whom a skin test with use of the patient's blood reveals a positiye reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-832
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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