EASY BRUISING SYNDROME/THE BANANA SYNDROME

By Gary M. White, MD

Easy bruising syndrome or the banana syndrome Multiple spontaneous bruises on the thigh of a young woman.


Easy bruising syndrome or the banana syndrome is a situation in which a young woman bruises easily with normal laboratory studies. However some reports have suggested a subset may have abnormally functioning platelets [Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):190-196].

Clinical

The bruising is most common on the extremities, especially the legs. The patient is typically a woman and has had it for many years.

For a differential diagnosis of easy bruising, see here.

Treatment

No treatment is needed, nor known.

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Easy bruising syndrome or the banana syndrome

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