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my granddaughter 5 months has small (pin head size) spots

my granddaughter 5 months has small (pin head size) spots on her face , arms and also starting to appear on her one leg. Not plenty about 8 in face and 6 on one arm 2 on the other, 3 on leg. We have blood cancer in the family. She has had flu and received antibiotics and cortisone. Should we be worried.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
What other symptoms does she have? What you are noticing are Petechiae which are small, round, pinpoint-sized hemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin. It can happen if there is any autoimmune disease, Drug allergy, Blood coagulation anomalies, local injury or trauma which i suppose she does not have or it can be due to viral infections. Get her thoroughly evaluated by a Pediatrician and the goal of treatment would be to treat the underlying cause.

Good Luck.
Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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