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What causes spreading purplish welts on skin with high fever in a child?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 7621 Questions

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2018 in Child Health
Question: 7 year old female with 101 temperature. Purplish welts on skin and spreading.Also smaiil bumps on skin
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like viral urticaria

Detailed Answer:


I need more information please.

1. Which day of fever is it?
2. Is any history of allergy in the kid and family?
3. Are there any joint pains?
4. Is there any blood in urine and motion?
5. iIs there any abdominal pain?
6. Can you upload some images of the rash please?

Kindly revert with the answers.
I will assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Fever was Monday and came back today
No to questions 2,3,4
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please take him to the Emergency Room immediately

Detailed Answer:

Thank you! for getting back to me with the image of the rash.
I suggest you to take the kid to the emergency room immediately.

This may be:
1. Viral induced urticaria.
2. Viral hemorrhagic fever
3. Meningococcemia

Dr. Sumanth Amperayani,
Pediatrician, Pulmonology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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