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Discoloration of face arms and legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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User :   I have a friend who has a 7 year old daughter who is experiencing some diclorations of the face, arms, and legs she also is having diffculty walking she has been told by a doctor that she the movements of a 70 year old person but they can't seem to figure what her problem is
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Let me read it
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Ok
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You mean to say discolorations right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

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Since when is she having this problem?
User :   she has been having this problem for about 1 year
Doctor :   Ok

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What is the color of the lesions?
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and is it present equally on both sides?
User :   pink spots and yes they are equal on both sides
Doctor :   Ok

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How have the lesions been from the past year?
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Any increase or decrease in size or distribution?
User :   the lesions started out small and just in the face over the year it has spread to cover nearly her entire face, and some areas have beun to develop on her arms and legs
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Ok
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Does she have pain or itching sensation over the lesions?
User :   some occasional itching but no pain or sensation
Doctor :   Ok

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You also mentioned about walking issue?
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When did that start?
User :   the lesions and the walking issues began to occur around the same time
Doctor :   Ok

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This does suggest a neurological origin
Doctor :   Was there any major event in her duing that time or just before these symptoms started?
User :   no
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Ok
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This could be due to certain chemical effects as well
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eg. Arsenic
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or a neurovascular problem as well
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But this requires a Neurologist to answer those issues
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I would suggest you to take second opinion from our Neurologist
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User :   ok thank you very much
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thank you
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User :   done
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