Purpura fulminans due to Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis following gastric bypass.

An older female underwent bariatric surgery which was followed by a significant weight loss and diarrhea, from which C. difficile was isolated just before her hospitalization. Less than 48 hours after admission, she became febrile, developed deep venous thrombosis of the leg and a pulmonary embolus. Blood cultures grew out Streptococcus pneumoniae and the… (More)