Purpura fulminans following late-onset group B beta-hemolytic streptococcal sepsis.

@article{Issacman1984PurpuraFF,
  title={Purpura fulminans following late-onset group B beta-hemolytic streptococcal sepsis.},
  author={S H Issacman and William M Heroman and Alton L Lightsey},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1984},
  volume={138 10},
  pages={915-6}
}
A 16-day-old male infant initially was in septic shock. Following intensive resuscitation, thrombohemorrhagic lesions developed over his extremities, except for the limb with an arterial line maintained by a continuous heparin sodium infusion. Blood and CSF cultures yielded group B beta-hemolytic streptococci. Results of laboratory studies and clinical appearance supported the diagnosis of purpura fulminans (PF). Systemic heparinization was therefore started, and subsequently his condition… CONTINUE READING