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Two cases of meningococcal purpura fulminans: the 'less is more' approach.
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PMID:  23323934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study presents a case series of patients with meningococcal purpura fulminans who were treated at a tertiary referral centre within a few days of each other. Presenting with signs and symptoms of florid meningococcal sepsis, they were managed initially by physicians and intensivists, whereas the development of large purpuric areas and tissue necrosis was managed expectantly by plastic surgeons. When the patients were deemed to have recovered clinically and the necrosis delineated, surgical management was implemented with subsequent involvement of various rehabilitation services. This article highlights the cases of two patients, and their clinical presentation, management and rehabilitation together with a current literature review on this area.
Authors:
Zeeshan Ahmad; Robert Jordan; Rana Das-Gupta; Shekhar Srivastava
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Wound J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. International Wound Journal © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, Warwickshire,, UK.
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