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Purple hard bumps on foot, increasing in number, painful, looking like bruise. Any ideas?

Hello, I am a teacher at a high school and I am trying to help one of my students out. They all of a sudden had these purple hard bumps appear on their foot. They look almost like a bruise and they have increased in number and are now on both feet. It is very painful for him to walk, almost unbearable. He has been to the doctor but they aren't sure what it is. Any idea where we could start looking to figure this out?
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hello & thanks for your Q on HCM
It seem that your student is having purpura ( disorder of platelets in blood causing easy bleeding through blood vessles )
In children of his age it may be related to preceeding viral infection Or may even be due to autoimmune condition affecting platelets.
I suggest he must have a blood test (blood count, liver function, clotting screen) done along with urine test ( to make sure there is no blood in urine)
I hope him a speedy recovery
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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