4-Year-Old's Legs Turn Black From Rare Condition Caused By Chicken Pox

Chickenpox can be a lot worse than a fever and red spots all over your body.

Bo August, a resident of Worcester, UK can testify to this as she spent 2.5 months in the hospital and had three skin grafts when she came down with the usually harmless illness.

The girl was diagnosed with a rare condition named purpura fulminans caused by the chicken pox.

According to doctors, the antibodies produced by her body to fight off the chicken pox pathogen led to a deficiency of a protein called “S”, which resulted in her blood, not clotting.

Eventually, blood clots form in the blood vessels of the skin, which leads to the skin cells dying.

Her parents were warned by the doctors that they might have to consider amputation and that Bo’s condition was life-threatening.

However, Bo was resilient. Although she had to learn to walk again after being confined to a wheelchair for years, the determined young girl has made a full recovery.

It all began when Bo caught chicken pox and said her legs were hurting. Then soon she was struggling to walk.

On February 25, bruises began to develop on her legs and she was rushed to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, her condition worsened, leading to three skin grafts and years of physical therapy.

Source: Worcester News
Photos: Worcester News

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