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Petechial rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2009
  • 04:08 PM

5 month old baby, constant cry, irratability and purpuric/petechial rash exhibiting in real time. Attended A&E immediately, treated for bacterial meningicoccal infection, anti biotics for 5 days. Rash only on extremeties, arms & legs. Mild swelling on legs and hands followed by pink/red areas. Once the swelling and pink/red areas go down, a red/purplish petechial rash takes its place. 8 weeks on from admission to A&E & the rash has come back. Have been speaking with 2 consultants who are not entirely sure what the condition is. HSP, ITP were mentioned as possibilities. Both viral conditions affecting the blood vessels but this raises the question as to why is the rash only exhibiting on the legs & arms & not the trunk? Also looking at the possibilty of haemotological issues/vascular etc but after several bllod tests all bloods are fine. As a parent i would really like to know if anyone has any ideas or has anyone had children affected with the same or similar condition. Baby is n good clinical health, no temperature and feeding very well. Any help is welcomed ;-)

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