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red purple itchy bruise-like spots on legs
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red purple itchy bruise-like spots on legs

I found tiny red-purple spots in patches over my legs, at first I thought it was merely a heat rash but the skin isn't as raised or irritated and seems to be surrounded with bruises. It's itchy but not as much so as a heat rash. I wondered if it were meningitis however that isn't meant to be itchy. has anybody got a clue to what it is, I'm probably being silly but it's getting me a little worried. thankyou.  
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Hello,
From the description of your symptoms it can be lichen aureus or pigmented purpuric dermatitis. It presents as discolored, purple pin point rashes usually on the lower legs which itch. A skin biopsy helps to confirm the diagnosis of a pigmented purpuric eruption.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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