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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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Antiphospholipid antibodies, dengue hemorrhagic fever, purpura fulminans

 
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