Recently I noticed a red rash on my arm. Slightly raised. It did not itch. At the same time I had petchiae appear all over my body.
I had the petechiae appear two times before, maybe a year apart.
I know that the petechiae appeared in January 2005 (almost 2 years ago).
They were more extensive this time. I think in all cases they appeared within a few days of air travel if that's relevant. Also, I just got over a bad cold that lasted about 3 weeks.
The petechiea and rash are almost gone after 3 days...
I had blood tests done this time while the petchiae and rash were still present. The physician said the tests looked normal and that I probably had an allergic reaction to something. He gave me prednisone.
However, some of the results were out of range...
Absolute Lymph Count 0.8K/cmm ref. range (1.5-4.0)
Neutrophil 75.4% ref. range (40-74)
Lymph 15.3% ref. range (19.6-52.7)
My question is that while the rash is indicative of an allergic
reaction, what about the petechiae...and what about the 2 previous times i got the petechiae without any rash.
Also what about the results of the CBC that are outside of
Could this be indicative of some immune system problem???
What should I do? More tests? Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Thanks very much.
Otherwise I feel very healthy. I'm in good shape, I'm a 38
year old male. 6'3" tall. ~200 lbs.
Oh, I did recently test negative for HIV ..... so that autoimmune
problem can be ruled out.