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Do the bruises on my daughter's leg indicate iron deficiency as she was diagnosed with sca17 ?

Trying to figure out if my daughters leg bruises are from iron deficiency ... She was diagnosed with sca17 three months ago...
Asked On : Tue, 7 Feb 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,

Iron deficiency anemia usually doesnot cause bruises on the skin, neither does SCA17. I would suggest you get her Hematologic blood tests done including Bleeding and Clotting time,Platelet count, Prothombin time, PTT. Deranged values of these parameters can help in the diagnosis of the cause of bruises on your daughters leg.

I hope I have answered your question.

Best Regards,

Dr.Deepak Mishra
Answered: Sun, 12 Feb 2012
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