Haemorrhagic shock encephalopathy.

  title={Haemorrhagic shock encephalopathy.},
  author={Anderson Tam and Irene O L Ng and Paul T Cheung and Tie Shan Tang and Chak-ho Li},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={78 3},
Three children suffered from acute onset of convulsions and progressive coma associated with hyperpyrexia, profound shock and generalized bleeding tendency. No causative agent could be identified. Despite aggressive resuscitation they all died. Post-mortem examination revealed cerebral oedema, petechial haemorrhages of the gut, lungs and kidneys, and a generalized depletion of lymphocytes in the lymphoid organs. Features were compatible with haemorrhagic shock encephalopathy, which is a highly… CONTINUE READING