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July 1977

Staphylococcal Septicemia and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis Mimicking Meningococcemia

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(7):844-847. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630190012006

Two patients with acute endocarditis attributable to Staphylococcus aureus had a clinical syndrome similar to meningococcemia with meningitis. That fulminant S aureus septicemia may on occasion be associated with hemorrhagic skin lesions, thrombocytopenia, coagulation abnormalities, and meningitis is emphasized.

(Arch Intern Med 137:844-847, 1977)

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