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Gangrene of the extremities in measles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  897866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gangrene of an extremity is very uncommon in measles, but we have encountered 3 cases. One patient had a peripheral variety with gangrene of the toes, while the other 2 had major vessel thrombosis. Evidence from the literature is advanced to support the hypothesis that disseminated intravascular coagulation on an immunological basis may be an important precipitating factor. Treatment is briefly discussed.
J M Wynne; G L Williams; B A Ellman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-28     Completed Date:  1977-10-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / complications
Gangrene / etiology*,  therapy
Leg / blood supply*
Measles / complications*

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