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Human Recombinant Activated Protein C in Meningococcal Sepsis*

Gregory Wcisel, MD; David Joyce, MD; Arna Gudmundsdottir, MD; D. Michael Shasby, MD, FCCP
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*From the Department of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

Correspondence to: D. Michael Shasby, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242; e-mail: shasby@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu



Chest. 2002;121(1):292-295. doi:10.1378/chest.121.1.292
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A 19-year-old woman presented with purpura fulminans and septic shock; subsequently, progressive coagulopathy, widespread purpura fulminans associated with meningococcemia, severe shock, respiratory, and renal failure developed. This clinical course was associated with depletion of functional protein C levels to < 5%. We describe her clinical course and therapy with human recombinant activated protein C. (CHEST 2002; 121:292–295)

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