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A 29-year-old female asked:

2yo has petechiae all over one arm to hand. worse at the top. suddenly appeared. not sick, acts perfectly fine. arm not exposed to trauma. what is it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Needs evaluation: This could be a platlet problem which needs evaluation immediately. Take this child to either your pediatrician or an emergency room as soon as you can to prevent a severe internal bleed.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2013

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