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Old 04-18-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
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Is it on both feet? I just read it's a symmetrical rash.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #12
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Is it on both feet? I just read it's a symmetrical rash.
http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologi..._annulare.html
No it is only on the one foot but I read that it does not have to be symmetrical from a few sites. It's a mystery for now until Gracie gets her appt with the dermatologist.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:01 PM   #13
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We think we found out what it is...

Granuloma Annulare
I used to have this when I was a child. I think they said it was caused by overgrown cells? Can't remember for sure b/c it was so long ago. Mine went away untreated several years later.
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Mama this is probably going to gross you out but I am about 90% sure that is a hookworm. And it makes since since the feet is normally where they enter the body. One small area is first noticed and since it is a parasite, it will grow and appear larger under the skin.
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That looks VERY parasitic to me.
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i have to agree with the parasitic comment...here are hookworm pics:
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Any new info on your ds's foot?
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Ok it can't be hookworm. For two reasons; because the dr would have said so, and I saw pictures and it looks NOTHING like what she has. Aggravating enough the derma that her pedi recommended is completely booked until JUNE!! So now I'm just trying to figure out what my insurance will cover and get her into another derma that will see her faster.

I really HIGHLY doubt hookworm... with hook worm you can see it clearly, the skin flakes off and becomes really red. This (according her DR) is under the skin's surface. Does not appear to be any type of worm. And if it was the ketoconazole cream would have killed it. (per DR)


I have no idea ! and I'm just flat out frustrated!
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If it were hook worm, wouldn't you need a systemic med to get rid of it, and not just something topical? I dunno, except for the gnarly flaking in the pic the other mama posted, it does look like hook worm to me. I hope you find out something soon, mama, the unknown sucks sometimes!
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Ketoconazole will not treat parasital worms. Its only used to treat fungal infections.

"Generic Name
Ketoconazole

Indications/Uses
Ketoconazole, a synthetic imidazole dioxolane derivative, belongs to the antifungal class of drugs. Ketoconazole is indicated for the treatment of infections like fungal, ringworm and yeast and against Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism). The drug is efficient against serious fungal infections like coccidoidomycosis, blastomycosis and cryptococcosis, which affect lymph nodes, eyes, bone, skin and respiratory tract (lungs). The active ingredient, Ketoconazole, interacts with the formation of fungal cell wall, inhibiting the growth of the fungal organisms. However, the medication is not effective against infections triggered by bacteria, mites, viruses and parasites (intestinal worms)."

The treatment for hookworms is one pill. Mebendazole. It takes a single dose, and is relatively inexspensive. Maybe you could get your pedi to prescribe it and see it it clears up? While it doesnt look exactly like a hookworm infection, it does look similiar. I would try and get her in somewhere soon.
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