Orthopaedic sequelae of meningococcal septicemia.

@article{Bache2006OrthopaedicSO,
  title={Orthopaedic sequelae of meningococcal septicemia.},
  author={Christopher Edward Bache and Ian P. Torode},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          135-9
        }
}
The records of 143 patients admitted with a diagnosis of meningococcal septicemia were reviewed to identify vascular, cutaneous, and osseous sequelae. During the acute phase of the disease there were 21 deaths and 17 patients lost tissue. Thirty-six digits were allowed to autoamputate and six surgical amputations were performed. Each of the latter developed physeal growth arrests proximal to the level of amputation. Four patients underwent fasciotomies for compartment syndrome. Two of these… CONTINUE READING
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