Psychogenic purpura: report of a case.

  title={Psychogenic purpura: report of a case.},
  author={Mats Lindahl},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={39 5},
Autoerythrocyte sensitization, a disease characterized by recurrent and painful ecchymoses, was renamed psychogenic purpura by Agle and Ratnoff in 1968. The patients, usually female, share certain described personality characteristics. The case is reported of a 20-year-old woman who had suffered from the disease since age 12. She was treated for 3 years in intensive psychotherapy resulting in a complete remission of her symptoms of bleeding.