Middle-aged male with purple skin

Maricel Dela Cruz, Marcus Greco, Molly Mulflur
2017 Trends in Medicine  
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare complication often associated with other concurrent medical diseases. Once DIC is diagnosed, rapid decline in clinical status can occur, leading to high morbidity and mortality. A well known historic cause of DIC includes severe sepsis secondary to gram-positive bacteria. Due to advances in medical care, more recent cases of fatality attributed to DIC associated with severe sepsis are rare. We present a case of 50-year-old male who
more » ... d male who experienced a devastating course of purpura fulminans after a progressive decline into septic shock as a result of influenza A pneumonia compounded with streptococcus bacteremia.
doi:10.15761/tim.1000104 fatcat:ouvad5dpaja4pm4swhir6vccqq