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Conservative surgical management of necrotic tissues following meningococcal sepsis: case report of a child treated with hyperbaric oxygen.

@article{Taka2010ConservativeSM,
  title={Conservative surgical management of necrotic tissues following meningococcal sepsis: case report of a child treated with hyperbaric oxygen.},
  author={Ines Taka{\vc} and Slavica Kvolik and Dalibor Divkovi{\'c} and Jasenka Kalajdzic-Candrlic and Silvija Puseljic and Senka I{\vz}akovi{\'c}},
  journal={Undersea \& hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          95-9
        }
}
  • I. Takač, S. Kvolik, +3 authors Senka Ižaković
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Medicine
  • Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
This article presents the case of a 5-month-old infant, who survived a fulminant meningococcal sepsis with purpura fulminans, septic shock and severe DIC with gastrointestinal bleeding. Amputation and reconstructive surgery were considered to treat the multiple skin and limb necroses at high risk of superinfection, but the surgical intervention was delayed due to the extremely doubtful outcome. On Day 10 after the onset of the disease, a hemodynamic improvement was achieved. The baby overcame… Expand
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