Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome (Gardner-Diamond syndrome) associated with cutaneous vasculitis

Cansu D., KAŞİFOĞLU T., Pasaoglu O., KORKMAZ C.

JOINT BONE SPINE, vol.75, no.6, pp.721-724, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.10.007
  • Journal Name: JOINT BONE SPINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.721-724
  • Keywords: Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome, Gardner-Diamond syndrome, Inflammation, Stress, Vasculitis, RED BLOOD-CELLS, STRESS, PATHOGENESIS, PURPURA, DISEASE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome (ASS) (Gardner-Diamond syndrome) is characterized by painful ecchymotic lesions affecting mostly women with emotional stress. Although it is widely accepted as a non-inflammatory disease, ASS can be accompanied by some autoimmune diseases. In this case report, we present a case with ASS associated with cutaneous vasculitis. We also briefly discuss the possible inflammatory features of ASS. (C) 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.