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Child is having hair loss problem and bruise all over body. Looking for effective treatment

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I have a 5 year old hispanic female. She has bruising in multiple odd locations. She bruised herself scratching her arm, the buttons on her jeans made a pressure bruise, she has bruises on bone pressure points as well (her hips and shoulder blades). Her feet turn blue when she stand for and extended period of time. She is also losing her hair.
Posted Fri, 24 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 32 minutes later
Welcome go XXXXXXX
It is possible that the child has a bleeding tendency.
She needs some blood work up including platelet count.
The presentation that you describe is called easy bruisability and there is a group of blood tests for the same.
Good luck
God bless
Dr Uma
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