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Red spots, rashes on left arm and chest. History of spinal arthritis, degenerative disc disease. Causes and cure?

On Saturday, I got these red spots (thousands of them) on my left arm and on my chest near the collar bone area. I have not been injured and there s no reason I can come up with as to the cause of this rash(?). The skin is still smooth. I am certain it is Petechia. However, what would cause this? I m a 44 y/o woman. I deal with chronic pain caused by spinal arthritis , degenerative disc disease , bulging and herniated discs, etc.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You are having purpura.

There many causes.

It may be due to some internal disease due to drugs you take.

It may be without cause... idiopathic.

A detailed history, keen examination and thorough investigations may be needed to elicit the cause.

Forthat you consult dermatologist or hematologist.

He will give perfect treatment after the diagnosis.

I hope you got my snswer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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