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What is the definition of Gardner-Diamond Syndrome?
Gardner-Diamond syndrome (GDS) is a rare condition characterized by episodes of unexplained, painful bruising that mostly occurs on the arms, legs, and/or face. It is most common in Caucasian women who have mental illness or emotional stress. Symptoms typically include the formation of multiple, small, purple bruises that may be associated with burning, redness and swelling. Most affected people report that the bruising occurs either spontaneously, or some time after trauma or surgery at other sites of the body. The cause of GDS is poorly understood.
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What are the alternative names for Gardner-Diamond Syndrome?
  • Gardner-Diamond syndrome
  • Autoerythrocyte sensitization
  • Autoerythrocyte sensitization purpura
  • Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome
  • GDS
  • Painful bruising syndrome
  • Psychogenic purpura
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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