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10 year old underweight girl having reddish patches on the leg. Cause?

My 10 year underweight grandaughter has red/purplish flat blood dots on both of her front thighs that have just appeared a day or so ago. They do not itch . No change today in the size. They are not bruises. She is not very active and has always had pain in her ankles and reminds you of someone with arthritus. She has been checked out in the past by doctors but they say no arthritis . Runs funny and very slow. Very beautiful and smart young lady and has no other physical issues.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It is very difficult for us to tell the cause f the blood dots that you are mentioning till we have a look at the photograph. If she does not have arthritis then an examination by an orthopedic surgeon will help you in knowing the reason why she has pain in her ankles and she runs in a funny and slow manner.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

With best wishes for your grand-daughter.


Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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