James N. Parsons, MD

T.S. Bohrer & Associates

1661 Pine Street #646

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Woman With Purpura Fulminans

February 02, 2009

The patient is severely ill. Temperature is 39°C (102.2°F). Shortly after admission, she requires intubation with ventilatory support. Hypotension, acrocyanosis, and an ecchymotic rash consistent with purpura fulminans (A) rapidly develop.