Free-tissue transfer for limb salvage in Purpura fulminans.

  title={Free-tissue transfer for limb salvage in Purpura fulminans.},
  author={Susan E MacLennan and William John Kitzmiller and Kevin P. Yakuboff},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={107 6},
A series of 13 patients is described to demonstrate the experience of the authors with free-tissue transfer for limb salvage in patients with purpura fulminans. A total of seven free-flap procedures were performed, with a loss of flap in one patient. The flaps were used for lower-extremity salvage in six patients and for upper-extremity salvage in one. Purpura fulminans is a devastating illness caused by endotoxin-producing bacteria such as meningococcus and pneumococcus. Clotting derangements… CONTINUE READING
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