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Definition: 'Purpura Fulminans'

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purpura fulminans

Type: Term

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1. a severe and rapidly fatal form of purpura hemorrhagica, occurring especially in children, with hypotension, fever, and disseminated intravascular coagulation, usually following an infectious illness.




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