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Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Mar;24(3):452-5.

Osteonecrosis following meningococcemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation in an adult: case report and review.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore 21201, USA.

Abstract

Meningococcemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) have a known association, and they have been identified as a rare cause of osteonecrosis in children. To our knowledge, we report only the second case of an adult with DIC and Neisseria meningitidis infection whose condition was subsequently diagnosed as osteonecrosis. We also review the world medical literature that pertains to osteonecrosis as a sequelae of meningococcal infection associated with DIC.

PMID:
9114199
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/24.3.452
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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