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Pediatría (Asunción)

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Abstract

NAVALON RAMON, Emilio; MARTINEZ RUIZ, Esperanza  and  MUNOZ JARAMILLO, Paloma. Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in the Context of eningococcal Purpura Fulminans: a case report. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2007, vol.34, n.2, pp.129-134. ISSN 1683-9803.

Meningococcal disease is a contagious disease caused by the Gram-negative bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, or meningococcus.Patients with invasive meningococcal disease can present a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, among which are meningococcal purpura fulminans, which has high rates of morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 13 year-old child with meningococcal purpura fulminans who presented hematogenous osteomyelitis in the context of a clinical picture of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Keywords : Meningococcal disease; Meningococcemia; Purpura fulminans; Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Osteomyelitis; Pediatrics.

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