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Please help my Father (serious Blisters & Sores)

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  • Posted By: londoner
  • August 11, 2009
  • 09:16 AM

Hello
We are at a lost end and would very much appreciate anyone's help in diagnosing my father problem.

My Dad is 78 years old and sufferers with Mild Parkinsons.
Over the past 6 month, he has had large Blisters above his ankle which dry up and then forms another in a never ending cycle.
The Blisters have now moved to his Toes (See pictures attached).

We have different nurses visit our home twice a week to dress the sore's and the opinion of what the actual complaint is, is divided.
Some say its Leg Ulcers and some say it is not.

Three Swabs have been taken and analyzed but nothing is found!

A specialist has seen the sores but we dont think he was much interested!
He is on his third dose of Antibiotics and also taking nfection tablets.

500mg Ciprofloxacin (Antibiotics)
400mg Metronidazole (Infection Tablets)

The above are NOT working.

I've attached some pictures for you to view.
Again i would really appreciate some advice on this.

Best regards
Londoner

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  • He needs to see a dermatologist and get these biopsied. He will need several biopsies, one for normal H&E staining and one for immunoflourescensce studies. These are needed to diagnose or rule out immunobullous disease such as pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, etc....
    Caladan 87 Replies
    • August 12, 2009
    • 03:57 AM
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  • He needs to see a dermatologist and get these biopsied. He will need several biopsies, one for normal H&E staining and one for immunoflourescensce studies. These are needed to diagnose or rule out immunobullous disease such as pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, etc.... Hi Caladan Many thanks for the reply and advice.Our thoughts were bullous pemphigoid but will take your advice and get a dermatologist to take biopsies. Fingers crossed its something less serious! Many thankslondoner
    londoner 1 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
    • 11:25 AM
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