Pneumococcal septicaemia with Purpura fulminans in an 11-month-old child

Petra Mariëlle Meiners, Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Peter Dziewulski

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Purpura fulminans (PF) is a syndrome characterised by acute onset of rapidly progressive haemorrhagic necrosis of the skin due to dermal vascular thrombosis, mainly occurring during meningococcal sepsis. It occurs rarely in the course of infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and most cases report Meningococcus as the causing agent. This is a case report of successful conservative limb-preserving management of PF and sepsis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in an 11-month-old girl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1377-1380
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Pneumococcal septicaemia
  • Purpura fulminans
  • Surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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