MENDEL JACOBI, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LOUIS HARRIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Recoveries in cases of fulminating purpura of infectious origin, the so-called Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome,1 are extremely infrequent. Of 130 cases of the disease collected from the literature to October 1943, we have been able to find but five cases not ending fatally.2, 3, 4, 5, 6 We should like to add a sixth case of recovery.
G. R., an adult white female, the hospital bacteriologist for 15 years, was admitted to the Beth-El Hospital late on the morning of March 4, 1943. On the preceding day she had, late in the afternoon, complained of being somewhat tired but at
JACOBI M, HARRIS L. FULMINATING PURPURIC MENINGOCOCCEMIA (WATERHOUSE-FRIDERICHSEN SYNDROME) WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:876–886. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-6-876
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(6):876-886.
Adrenal Disorders, CNS Infections, Coagulopathies, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology.
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