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Biomedicine

Volume: 44 Issue: 1

  • Open Access
  • Case Report

Spontaneous bruising in an elderly female

 

 Celia Soni Saldanha1, Ravina Surve2, Shrutakirthi Shenoi2, Rama Prakash S.3, Meghashree G.2 

 

1Badr al Samaa Hospital, Oman 

2Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Dermatology, Natekal, Mangaluru, 575018, Karnataka, India 

3Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Mukka, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India 

 

 Corresponding author: Ravina Surve. Email: [email protected] 

Year: 2024, Page: 164-166, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51248/.v44i1.4037

Received: Jan. 10, 2024 Accepted: Feb. 21, 2024 Published: May 1, 2024

Abstract

 

 Bruising in the elderly can be relatively common due to changes in the skin and blood vessels that occur with aging. Several factors such as skin changes, medications, comorbidities contribute to an increased susceptibility to bruising in older individuals. While mild bruising is often a normal part of aging, it's important to pay attention to any unusual or severe bruising, especially if it occurs without apparent cause or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms. We report a case of asymptomatic bruising in an elderly woman with multifactorial aetiology secondary to medications, liver dysfunction and probable occult malignancy. 

Keywords: Spontaneous; bruising; elderly.

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Cite this article

 

Celia Soni Saldanha, Ravina Surve, Shrutakirthi Shenoi, Rama Prakash S, Meghashree G. Spontaneous bruising in an elderly female. Biomedicine: 2024; 44(1): 164-166 

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