Thanks everyone for the feedback. My daughter is doing a little better, thank you. I am pretty sure the Dr's dx was the right one after doing some research, but I did say the diagnosis may be incorrect, not that it was. I just pondered calling the urgent care to tell the NP's what the Dr. suggested was the diagnosis because if it were me, I'd want to know for future reference. Then I decided against it because I thought they might feel insulted and I would'nt want to make them feel that way...that's why I thought I'd ask for your feedback.
I would be interested in more details of this "mis-diagnosis" so I could make an informed comment here.
My daughter was scratched by a cat on Fri. evening. On saturday morning she was complaining that her legs were sore. Later in the afternoon she started to develop a rash all over her lower extremity. It started on the leg where she was scratched but spread to the other leg fairly quickly. As the day progressed she was having trouble walking, her knees and ankles began to swell. She had also complained of abdominal pain on Thur. and Fri. No noticable swelling in her lymph nodes. The NP diagnosed her with cat scratch fever and gave her an IV antibiotic and sent us home with zithromax. I followed up with ped on Monday and she diagnosed her with HSP..symptoms, rash on lower extremeties, swelling of joints, especially knees and ankles, usually preceeded by abdominal pain. It made more sense, although being scratched by a cat was pretty coincidental. I have read that cat scratch doesn't usually show up for 3-10days and symptoms are headache, fever and swollen lymph nodes, not rash on legs.
It's not really a big deal....just wondered if you'd want to know.
Thanks again for your feedback, I really appreciate it.