Bateman's Purpura Information and Treatment
Bateman's Purpura is a skin disorder which is
mainly found among youth, but it can easily occur to the people of
any age. These are extremely common lesions, particularly in the
elderly. They result from very minor trauma which the patient may
not even remember. The one depicted here is very dark. Lesions are
ecchymoses (essentially bruises), and can be any shade from blue to
black, depending upon the age of the lesion. Often, many are present
on each arm, the characteristic location. They heal with a whitish,
irregularly shaped scar, called a stellate pseudoscar. The skin
appears thin and wrinkly, almost flimsy looking.
Bateman's purpura refers to flat, irregular, purple lesions that
appear on your skin as you get older. The skin appears thin and
wrinkly, almost flimsy looking. They are common, but not dangerous.
These lesions usually appear on the back of the hands and the
forearms. These flat blotches start out red, then turn purple,
darken a bit further and eventually fade. They differ from normal
bruises in several ways. First, usually there wasn't much of a knock
or injury to cause them. Second, the are not tender. Finally, they
last longer than normal bruises, often a few weeks.