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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust
ISSN: 0019-5359
EISSN: 0019-5359
Vol. 61, No. 8, 2007, pp. 471-473
Bioline Code: ms07076
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 61, No. 8, 2007, pp. 471-473

 en Case Report - Idiopathic purpura fulminans in dengue hemorrhagic fever
Karunatilaka, D.H.; De Silva, J.R.S; Ranatunga, P.K.; Gunasekara, T.M.R; Faizal, M.A.M & Malavige, G.N.


Purpura fulminans is a rapidly progressive thrombotic disease that has been described during both severe bacterial and viral infections. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), antiphospholipid antibodies and acquired or congenital C and S protein deficiency are thought to play a role in its pathogenesis. Here we report the case of a 4-year-old girl who developed gangrene of all her fingers and toes following dengue shock syndrome complicated by DIC and also discuss its management.

Antiphospholipid antibodies, dengue hemorrhagic fever, purpura fulminans

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