Symptoms of Purpuric Rashes

The following features are indicative of Purpuric Rashes:
  • red or purple discolored spots on the skin

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Common Causes of Purpuric Rashes

The following are the most common causes of Purpuric Rashes:
  • vasculitis
  • deficiency of vitamin C
  • infections, such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • blood cancers
  • immune system diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma
  • reactions to certain drugs

Risk Factors for Purpuric Rashes

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Purpuric Rashes:
  • smoking
  • having chronic hepatitis B or C infections
  • having some types of autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or lupus
  • children between 2 and 6 years of age
  • more common in boys than girls
  • autumn, winter and spring but rarely summer season

Prevention of Purpuric Rashes

No, it is not possible to prevent Purpuric Rashes.
  • autoimmune reaction

Occurrence of Purpuric Rashes

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Purpuric Rashes cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Rare between 10K - 50K cases

Common Age Group

Purpuric Rashes can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Purpuric Rashes can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Purpuric Rashes

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Purpuric Rashes:
  • Blood tests: To look for signs of inflammation, red blood cells count, certain antibodies
  • Urine tests: To check the presence of red blood cells or has too much protein
  • CT scan (computerized tomography): To determine what blood vessels and organs are affected
  • Angiography: To visualize outlines of blood vessels on the resulting X-rays
  • Biopsy: To examines tissue for signs of disease

Complications of Purpuric Rashes if untreated

Yes, Purpuric Rashes causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Purpuric Rashes is left untreated:
  • organ damage
  • blood clots and aneurysms
  • blindness
  • pneumonia
  • blood infection

Procedures for Treatment of Purpuric Rashes

The following procedures are used to treat Purpuric Rashes:
  • Surgery: To remove blocked arteries

Self-care for Purpuric Rashes

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Purpuric Rashes:
  • Choose a healthy diet: Eat diet including fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats and fish
  • Vaccinations: Keeping up to date on vaccinations, such as for the flu and pneumonia
  • Exercise: Do exercise regularly

Patient Support for Treatment of Purpuric Rashes

The following actions may help Purpuric Rashes patients:
  • Support and advocacy groups: Helps to connect with other patients and families and provide valuable services for better treatment

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Purpuric Rashes.

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