autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome
[ ô′tō-ĭ-rĭth′rə-sīt′ ]
A condition, usually occurring in women, in which bruising occurs easily, with the resulting ecchymoses tending to enlarge and involve adjacent tissues, causing pain in the affected parts; it may be a form of autosensitization or may be due to psychogenic causes.autoerythrocyte sensitization Gardner-Diamond syndrome psychogenic purpura
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