What is it?

Psychogenic purpura, or Gardner- Diamond syndrome) refers to a condition characterized by painful ecchymosis which is not explained by an underlying bleeding disorder or trauma. The mechanism of psychogenic purpura is not well understood, but there is a correlation between the condition and conversion disorders. It usually follows a traumatic event. In some, the condition recurs.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Psychogenic Purpura

Signs & symptoms

Diagnosis is based on physical examination and medical history. It is diagnosed only after excluding other medical condition that may lead to similar presentation


Symptoms include painful ecchymosis mostly on the extremities or the face.


The condition is treated with psychological treatment for comorbidities.

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