Gardner-Diamond Syndrome: Bruising Feeling

Bostwick, J. Michael; Imig, Mark W.
May 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p572
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 53-year-old woman who was admitted for an atraumatic shoulder ecchymosis. It states that her shoulder lesion was attributed to Gardner-Diamond Syndrome (GDS), a rare blood dyscrasia related to psychosocial stress, and which the patient was diagnosed 10 years earlier. It cites that GDS shows in females as recurrent spontaneous painful bruising over any body surface and usually manifested with headache, gastrointestinal tract problems, arthralgias and paresthesia.


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