T. NELSON CAREY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Adrenal hemorrhage complicating septicemia is rarely suspected during life. Almost invariably it is a postmortem discovery, but usually when found it can be correlated with the clinical picture and implicated as an important factor in causing the death of the patient. That it is probably more common than realized is indicated by the admission of three cases to the University Hospital within one year. Two of these have been reported by Sacks,1 who in a review of the literature found only 64 cases published before 1937. The third case is described in this report; recovery of the patient prevented proof
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CAREY TN. ADRENAL HEMORRHAGE WITH PURPURA AND SEPTICEMIA (WATERHOUSE FRIDERICHSEN SYNDROME) WITH RECOVERY; CASE REPORT(ADRENAL HEMORRHAGE WITH PURPURA AND SEPTICEMIA (WATERHOUSE FRIDERICHSEN SYNDROME) WITH RECOVERY; CASE REPORT*). Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1740–1744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-9-1740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(9):1740-1744.
Adrenal Disorders, CNS Infections, Coagulopathies, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology.
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