Postgrad Med J 61:67-68 doi:10.1136/pgmj.61.711.67
  • Research Article

Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome without purpura due to Haemophilus influenzae group B.


A second recorded case of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome, without purpura, due to Haemophilus influenzae is described. It is suggested that the absence of purpura should not preclude the diagnosis of the Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome due to this organism.