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).