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Unexplained Bruising

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  • Posted By: Nancy_8805
  • March 10, 2008
  • 05:54 PM

I had a cousin who died when she was young. I'm not sure the exact age but I think she was about 8-10. I think she died in the early 80s. Her family was on vacation at disneyland and some bruises appeared on her body. Nothing had happened that they could think of that would normally cause the bruising (injury of any sort) They headed home and were going to see a doctor, she died before they found out what was wrong. The family thinks she picked up some disease off one of the rides, but I'm skeptical because I would think more than one child would get sick from something like that. I don't know much more than what's I've just typed but I'm curious as to what could possibly lead to this. Could it have been a genetic disorder that was unknown at the time? If so, what are the chances that other relatives have inherited it? I'm mostly just curious as to anything that could cause widespread bruising without trauma. Any information will be appreciated. This is mostly for my personal information & curiosity.

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