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Purpura fulminans.
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PMID:  788514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Purpura fulminans is a rare disease characterized by cutaneous ecchymosis, hypotension and fever associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation. It usually follows a preparatory infectious illness. A case in a 55 year old woman challenges the concept that this disease is limited to childhood. A review of 100 case reports is presented in which the often quoted high mortality of 90 per cent is found to be no longer tenable.
T E Spicer; J M Rau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-03     Completed Date:  1976-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Purpura* / etiology,  therapy
Respiratory Tract Infections / complications
Scarlet Fever / complications

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