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HYPOFIBRINOGEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH MENINGOCOCCEMIA

HYPOFIBRINOGEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH MENINGOCOCCEMIA This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I am somewhat disturbed or mildly horrified by the paper "Hypofibrinogemia and Thrombocytopenia with Meningococcemia" (Amer J Dis Child113:494, 1967). It is beside the point that I do not subscribe to the theory that meningococcemia and gram-negative bacterial sepsis are of identical nature. My objection is to the final paragraph of the summary in the statement: "This case also demonstrates the value of gram stains applied to smear of the aspirate of the ecchymotic lesions in illnesses characterized by purpura. A rapid diagnosis of meningococcemia can thus be made if the smear shows gram negative diplococci." The very sad comment on this summary is the fact that this child was not very ill eight hours prior to admission and was treated symptomatically; one hour after admission she developed purpura and petechiae; on admission, she was alert and not in shock, but one hour later she http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

HYPOFIBRINOGEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH MENINGOCOCCEMIA

HYPOFIBRINOGEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH MENINGOCOCCEMIA

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I am somewhat disturbed or mildly horrified by the paper "Hypofibrinogemia and Thrombocytopenia with Meningococcemia" (Amer J Dis Child113:494, 1967). It is beside the point that I do not subscribe to the theory that meningococcemia and gram-negative bacterial sepsis are of identical nature. My objection is to the final...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090250149021
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I am somewhat disturbed or mildly horrified by the paper "Hypofibrinogemia and Thrombocytopenia with Meningococcemia" (Amer J Dis Child113:494, 1967). It is beside the point that I do not subscribe to the theory that meningococcemia and gram-negative bacterial sepsis are of identical nature. My objection is to the final paragraph of the summary in the statement: "This case also demonstrates the value of gram stains applied to smear of the aspirate of the ecchymotic lesions in illnesses characterized by purpura. A rapid diagnosis of meningococcemia can thus be made if the smear shows gram negative diplococci." The very sad comment on this summary is the fact that this child was not very ill eight hours prior to admission and was treated symptomatically; one hour after admission she developed purpura and petechiae; on admission, she was alert and not in shock, but one hour later she

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1967

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