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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is purpura simplex?

This is simple bruising and is very common. It often looks like small purple/red dots and can occur on the legs.

Symptoms of purpura simplex

  • Purple rash

Questions your doctor may ask to check for purpura simplex

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose purpura simplex

  • Do you have purple spots on your skin?

Treatment for purpura simplex

Bruising is common and does not need treatment. However, in the event of frequent bruising, a check-up and blood tests may be helpful to ensure there is no underlying problem with blood clotting.

View the symptoms of Purpura simplex

  • Purple rash


  • Ratnam KV, Su WP, Peters MS. Purpura simplex (inflammatory purpura without vasculitis): a clinicopathologic study of 174 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991 Oct;25(4):642-7. doi: 10.1016/0190-9622(91)70246-x. PMID: 1791222.


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