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Child has bruises on legs, swelling, pain. Blood work normal. High WBC

I have a 5 year nephew that has been getting several small bruises up his legs to under his arms plus occasional swelling that is accompanied by some pain. His doctor has done blood work and unrine over the past 3 weeksbut the tests are coming up as A-OK. They did say his white blood cell count is high. Have any of you ever come across this before?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Feb 2013
What is about Platelet count of the child? Usually spontaneous bruising occurs in conditions with low platelet count or in conditions with vitamin C geficiency calles Scurvy. And one possibility is Henoch Sconlein Purpura where petechiae will occur on legs with swellings. So consult your Pediatrician for the examination and proper work up.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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