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Child suffering from fever, moist sounding cough, purple mottled skin on limbs, no rashes. What could this be?

My 5year old daughter has had a fever for the past few days between 39 degrees and 40 degrees. It comes down to 38 following the use of ibuprofen . She is still happy and active and has a moist sounding cough ,but this evening I have noticed that she has purple mottled skin to her legs and her arms. Her trunk is ok and she has no rashes
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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This might be a viral exanthematous rash which is normal skin rash to a simple viral fever but its always safe to get it evaluated by a pediatrician as she might need some blood tests done to rule out other causes of fever as the fever has been there for few days.
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