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Bruising of Hands and Arms in Elderly – Actinic Purpura

Bruising of the hands and arms may result from a condition called actinic purpura, also known as Bateman purpura. It involves flat, purple blotches that darken before gradually fading. Actinic purpura occurs due to sun damage that weakens the blood vessels and appears most often in elderly and light-skinned individuals. Although this condition closely resembles standard bruising, there are a few key differences. For example, bruises associated with actinic purpura do not usually result from […]