RICHARD E. BETTIGOLE, M.D.
The unexpected appearance of symmetric peripheral gangrene in a patient under treatment for pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis has led to a consideration of the many likely causes of this condition, and the possible means of avoiding or alleviating it.
A 60-year-old former cook and mental hospital inmate was first seen at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in the Medical Clinic on February 24, 1959, with a chief complaint of pain in the chest and in the left upper quadrant since an automobile accident on December 1, 1958. He had had an exploratory laparotomy several days after
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BETTIGOLE RE. SYMMETRIC PERIPHERAL GANGRENE IN PNEUMOCOCCAL SEPSIS(SYMMETRIC PERIPHERAL GANGRENE IN PNEUMOCOCCAL SEPSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:335–342. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-335
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):335-342.
Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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