Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome


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syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis

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Characteristics of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome include petechial rash, coagulopathy, cardiovascular collapse, and bilateral adrenal hemorrhage.
5) The onset of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome is usually abrupt, and patients present with lever, chills, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, arthralgia, and a generalized rash.
On February 9, 1994, a 7-month-old infant (patient 2) who attended the same CCC died from septic shock, purpura, and Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome.
Previous reports from University of Chicago have described a cluster of 4 cases in which USA400 isolates caused empyema and sepsis syndrome with some features of toxic-shock syndrome (4); 3 children died with necrotizing pneumonia and Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome due to a PVL-positive, MLST-identified type 1 strain (15).