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Hives and Purpuric Rash?
supertgrl posted:

I have been experiencing chronic hives for the past 7 months. I've also had various angioedema episodes of my hands, ears, cheeks, lips, tongue, throat, face and abdominal pain.

Last week, I developed a purpuric rash that was VERY painful and warm to the touch on my leg along with abdominal pain, pain below my shoulder blades, low-grade fever, and joint pain. Because it started Friday evening, my doctor advised me to go to the ER but they didn't know what the rash was and sent me home on vicodin. The following Monday I went to my PCP who also wasn't sure what the rash was. The next day I saw another doctor who wasn't sure either. Finally on Wednesday, the rash was practically gone by this time, I saw a dermatologist who said it was purpuric but that we waited too long to take a biopsy that would help determine exactly what it was and what was going on.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has ever had anything like this along with their hives.

Thanks for reading.

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