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What causes with skin rash knee and ankle?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: My left leg is red between my knee and ankle.It is almost the color of a sunburn. There is no pain but I have been running a low grade fever for the las 2-3 days
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fever with skin rash suggests possibility of viral

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I have studied your case.

Fever with skin rash suggests possibility of viral illness.

Another possibility of systemic infection like cellulitis leading to redness

You may need to investigate in form of complete blood count, ESR, CRP.
You may need clinical examination also to confirm diagnosis.
Till time you can start medication and antibiotic consulting your treating doctor.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (55 minutes later)
There is no rash.It is red,it has heat in it.I ran a low grade fever .i am not a diabetic,my blood sugar is 106,my bp is 140 over 85. I am not on any medications period
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

thats good that its not rash.

Only redness suggest infection or inflammation.
Clinical examination will help to distinguish between them.

Can you do the tests which I advised you?

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes with skin rash knee and ankle?

Brief Answer: Fever with skin rash suggests possibility of viral Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case. Fever with skin rash suggests possibility of viral illness. Another possibility of systemic infection like cellulitis leading to redness You may need to investigate in form of complete blood count, ESR, CRP. You may need clinical examination also to confirm diagnosis. Till time you can start medication and antibiotic consulting your treating doctor. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.