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
BETTIGOLE RE. SYMMETRIC PERIPHERAL GANGRENE IN PNEUMOCOCCAL SEPSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:335–342. doi: https://doi.org/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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