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Fulminant meningococcemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6944045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of fulminant meningococcal septicemia is reported in which an acute gastroenteritis was the presenting symptom. Disseminated intravascular coagulation, profound hypotension and a haemorrhagic skin rash were the dominant clinical features. Successful treatment was directed towards the replacement of coagulation factors, treatment of the underlying infection and reversal of hypotension with the inotropic agent, dopamine. Corticosteroids were used in pharmacological doses, but heparin was not used. The pathogenesis of several abnormalities in this disease is briefly reviewed.
J H Kearsley; J Delohery; F J Croll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-14     Completed Date:  1981-10-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
Dopamine / administration & dosage
Gastroenteritis / etiology
Hydrocortisone / therapeutic use
Meningococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Sepsis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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