Rahes / skin eruptions

Erythema Migrans

  • Following tick bite
  • And infection with Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Be aware of link to lymes disease
  • Treat with doxycycline 100mg for ten days

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia Purpura

  • Common cause of low platelets in kids
  • Immune mediated platelet distraction
  • Usually kids aged 2-10ys
  • Usually 1-2wks after viral infection
  • Purpura and bruising
  • Can have mucosal bleeding / nose bleeds
  • Rarely (<0.5% of Cases) result in intracranial haemorrhage
  • Most kids are well and it resolves spontaneously

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

  • Palpable Purpura
  • On buttocks & extensor surfaces
  • Usually the trunk is spared
  • Associated with:
  • arthralgia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Renal problems can follow.