Meningococcal purpura fulminans treated with medicinal leeches.


INTRODUCTION Meningococcal septicemia remains one of the most common infectious causes of admission to a pediatric intensive care unit. Numerous treatment strategies aimed at the thromboembolic complications inducing purpura fulminans and limb/digital ischemia have been attempted, with variable results. The successful use of medicinal leeches for… (More)


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@article{Dippenaar2006MeningococcalPF, title={Meningococcal purpura fulminans treated with medicinal leeches.}, author={Ricky Dippenaar and Johan Smith and Pierre Goussard and Elisabetta Walters}, journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies}, year={2006}, volume={7 5}, pages={476-8} }