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Abstract - Report of two cases with autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome
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Hülya Nazik, Mehmet Kamil Mülayim, Perihan Öztürk, Ülkü Kazancı, İnci Dalyan Sarı


Auto-erythrocyte Sensitization Syndrome, also known as Gardner Diamond syndrome, is characterized by spontaneous painful and repetitive purpura. Here, we report two women aged 14 and 18 years who were diagnosed with auto-erythrocyte sensitization syndrome by typical laboratory, clinical, histopathological features and intradermal skin test. Burning and itching were the major complaints associated with spontaneous ecchymosis. The frequency of attacks in the patient using a specific serotonin re-uptake inhibitor due to migraine was significantly higher than the patient who did not receive psychiatric treatment. It was concluded that careful psychiatric evaluation is important for effective treatment of the disease.

Key words: autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome, Gardner Diamond syndrome, psychogenic purpura

Corresponding author: Hülya Nazik, MD, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Department of Dermatology, Kahramanmaraş, 46100, Turkey. Phone:+90 (505) 501 9161. Fax:+90 (344) 300 3434. E-mail:



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