CARL E. TAYLOR; VICTOR E. LANDRY
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The dramatic and usually fatal sudden circulatory collapse appearing in cases of fulminating septicemia (usually meningococcic) associated with adrenal hemorrhage has been most commonly recognized under the name Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. The recognition and delineation of this condition has followed the course of most of the diseases which have yielded to clinical elucidation. First only scattered cases were reported and compared. Then as the condition became more widely known, it was more commonly recognized so that of the approximately 175 cases now in literature, over half were reported in the last five years.1 Most of these have been in children
TAYLOR CE, LANDRY VE. WATERHOUSE-FRIDERICHSEN SYNDROME: RECOVERY FROM SHOCK IN FATAL CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:599–603. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-4-599
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(4):599-603.
Adrenal Disorders, CNS Infections, Endocrine and Metabolism, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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