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stumped---chronic skin eruptions in a teenager's leg!

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  • Posted By: momofthree2g1b
  • April 18, 2013
  • 02:19 AM

I have a nephew with strange sores on his legs, and I am stumped. Here is some background info
age: 16
not overweight
no known health problems.
for the past several months, he has had these sores develop on his left leg (shin) they start out as a straight pink line, and then gradually develop and grow until they burst open and drain a clear/white liquid, then they begin to heal. At first they were only one at a time, and he thought that maybe he was bumping his legs without noticing, however, over the past 3 weeks, he has been getting multiple spots. The areas are always straight, and go both vertically and horizontally. I was thinking maybe a circulation problem, because he says that his feet tingle a couple of times a week. I checked his pulses in the lower extremities, and they are all strong and regular, also he has no loss of hair in his legs. My sister is taking him to the doctor next week, and since I am a nurse, she is wanting to know what she needs to ask the doctor and have him to look for. I told her to have him test for diabetes and PVD/PAD, but I don't want to miss anything. Any advice would be greatly apprieciated.
Thanks in advance

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