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A 34-year-old female asked:

My 5 yrr old daughter has a rash similar to chick pox but more purple and bruiselike it itches. 4 doctors she saw don't know. can u please help?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Send the picture: Chickenpox is usually easy to distinguish from other rashes. However, differential diagnoses include: herpes simplex (not usually disseminated).Herpes zoster (usually unilateral and localized to dermatomes).Hand, foot, and mouth disease (caused by coxsackie virus). Impetigo. Scabies. Syphilis. Guttate psoriasis.Drug eruption.Insect bites. Papular urticaria.Erythema multiforme. Stevens–johnson, hsp.
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Please try: To upload some pictures of the rash so we can see what you ate talking about. Some of us may be familiar with it . Otherwise go see a dermatologist for help, diagnosis and management. Also would need some history , other signs and symptoms.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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