Signs of easy bruising in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
NOTE: It is a myth that fair skinned people and those with albinism bruise more easily than darker skinned people. Bruising easily can be a sign of a number of underlying health issues. In the case of albinism it may be indicative of the bleeding disorder of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome.
Bruises that have no cause or event to explain their appearance.
Unexpected bruising following a minor incident or bruises that are larger than expected.
A greater number of bruises on the legs and arms than would be expected from day to day activities such as when a child plays active games with friends.
Bruises that appear following mild pressure to a part of the body, eg: leaning against the edge of a table causes a bruise.
Bruises that start small and light coloured but grow in size over a day or two and become darker in colour, Some bruises may turn blue to purple - including some small bruises.
Easy bruising is often noticed early in childhood when a baby is mobile. Some patients do not notice the easy bruising because they think it to due their child’s low vision causing them to bump into objects more frequently than other children would/