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Staphylococcus-Associated Purpura Fulminans: Can We Expect a Better Outcome With Intravenous Immunoglobulin?

Meenakshi Ghosh, MD; Abhisekh Sinha Ray, MD; Mingchen Song, MD; Jacob Varney, MD; Sreeparna Ghosh, MBBS; Janak Koirala, MD; Chad DeFrain, MD; Christopher Quarshie, MD
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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A137. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.143
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SESSION TITLE: Critical Care

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Purpura fulminans (PF) is a rapidly progressive disease with large purpuric skin lesion evolving to hemorrhagic necrosis and bullae formation with fever, hypotension and DIC. Acute infectious PF is rare but often fatal. Although mostly related to meningococcal and streptococcal infection, it may also be caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens. We report a case of PF due to methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

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