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July 15, 1968

Consumptive Coagulopathy in Fulminant Meningococcemia

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA; USA
From Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.

JAMA. 1968;205(3):183-185. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140290075026
Abstract

Meningococcemia with Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome caused death in a 21-year-old woman. This patient had marked abnormalities of multiple coagulation factors, which suggested that disseminated intravascular coagulation played an important role in the morbidity and mortality of this disease.

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