Acute infectious purpura fulminans due to probable spotted fever.

  title={Acute infectious purpura fulminans due to probable spotted fever.},
  author={Abhilash PP Kundavaram and Nirmal Raj Francis and Alvin Jude and George Varghese},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  volume={60 2},
Purpura fulminans (PF) is associated with several infections, most notably with meningococcus, staphylococcus, and streptococcus infections. However, there are few reports of association of this entity with spotted fever from India. We report the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with fever, headache, and myalgia. On the seventh day of fever he developed nonblanching purple hemorrhagic purpura on the trunk and most prominently on the extremities consistent with purpura fulminans… CONTINUE READING
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