These bruises appeared on this girl’s legs overnight and the next morning she was horrified. Her parents didn’t wait a minute and took her to the hospital.
This disease is called “ Purpurafulminans”. Purpura fulminans is a rare syndrome of intravascular thrombosis and hemorrhagic infarction of the skin that is rapidly progressive and is accompanied by vascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation. It may be classified as neonatal, idiopathic, or acute infectious.
Her name is Bo and has only 4 years. They are living in England. The doctors discovered that the reason of it was the chicken pox that she got. She started experiencing pain while she was walking and her parents knew that something was wrong. The day the bruises showed on her legs, they were scared and didn’t have idea of what’s going on.
After she was diagnosed with purpurafulminans, her parents received even worse news that she may lose her both legs. After this shock, they tried everything from medications to plasma transfusions. And fortunately, Bo got better and thanks for the doctors and it’s fast reaction and treatment, she didn’t lose her legs. She had to be in a wheelchair for a while, but after that, she started walking normally again.