Purpura fulminans caused by meningococcemia

Agarwal, Mukul P.; Sharma, Vishal
January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE18
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 15 year old girl who was suffering from fever and rashes from two days. It is reported that the latex agglutination test was positive for type A meningococcal infection and the patient had not received vaccination for any strain for meningococcus. Her fever was under control after two days of treatment but the lesions progressed to gangrene. The condition is Purpura fulminans which can accompany infections with meningococcus.


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