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    Old 08-18-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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    Skin rash/bruising on calves-ankles

    We noticed what looks to be sunburnish or rash on my son's legs/calves. It is smooth to the touch and has little pain. It almost looks like busted blood vessels or bruising.
    Any ideas?

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    Old 08-18-2006, 11:04 PM   #2
    Sun Flower
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    Re: Skin rash/bruising on calves-ankles

    There is an allergic reaction known as Allergic Purpura. Kind of sounds like what you are describing, but might not be. This condition is known to cause a reddish purple rash. Allergic purpura is caused by an autoimmune response. Antibodies are deposited in the small blood vessels throughout the body which leads to inflammation of the vessels and the characteristic skin lesions that mainly involved the legs and buttocks. The allergic trigger is not known, but attacks frequently follow an upper-respiratory infection or the use of some drugs, especially sulfa drugs.

    The best thing to do would be to take him to see a doctor. Only a doc can give you a definite diagnose.

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