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November 1977

Gardner-Diamond's Syndrome in a Man

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the Hematology Service, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(11):1621-1622. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630230093026

Gardner-Diamond's syndrome, or autoerythrocyte sensitization, is a disorder of spontaneous, painful ecchymoses whose pathogenesis is unresolved. The role of psychopathologic factors in this entity has been emphasized in previous reports. The patient in this study had a classical history and characteristic clinical features and is, to my knowledge, the first man described with this disorder.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1621-1622, 1977