Surgical Science

Volume 2, Issue 10 (December 2011)

ISSN Print: 2157-9407   ISSN Online: 2157-9415

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Purpura Fulminans in Infantile Streptococcal Septicemia

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DOI: 10.4236/ss.2011.210109    4,665 Downloads   6,952 Views  Citations




Purpura fulminans is a hemorrhagic condition associated predominantly with meningococcal and other gram negative septicemias. It occurs mainly in infants and younger children. Features include tissue necrosis, small vessel thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, multi-organ failure and death. Other causes include clotting factor deficiencies and idiopathic varieties. The condition is uncommon due to gram positive bacterial sepsis. We report one such case with gram positive bacterial infection.

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S. Piparsania, N. Rajput, K. Singh, P. Zade and M. Joshi, "Purpura Fulminans in Infantile Streptococcal Septicemia," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 10, 2011, pp. 496-498. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.210109.

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