Red dots on legs, feet, buttocks, and scrotum. Not itchy or sore. Have sore knee joints, nausea. Any ideas?
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Posted Sun, 23 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 2 hours later
hi there. i did think i had faced a similar question earlier today & answered it. Perhaps a different patient..my opinion remains the same. rash description fits into a petechiael or purpuric rash. Most likely cause could be either a viral or rickettsial infection & /or a hypersensitivity reaction like henoch schonleiin purpura or a 'serum sickness' type of reaction to some ingested/airborne allergen. I would recommend a few basic investigations to help pinpoint the cause & establish diagnoses (CBC, Bleeding parameters eg Bt/CT/PTT) that can be done at any major hospital near you & either a dermatologist or XXXXXXX medicine visit would be in order. Cheers & Good Luck!