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Purpura fulminans
  1. Syed Noaman Ali1,
  2. Amanda Kauffman2,
  3. Misbahuddin Syed2
  1. 1University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
  2. 2Internal and Hospital Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Misbahuddin Syed, Internal and Hospital Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612-9416, USA; Misbahuddin.Syed{at}moffitt.org

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Retiform purpura is a skin condition caused by compromised vasculature, leading to progressive purpuric skin changes, ischaemia and necrosis. There are infectious and non-infectious aetiologies. Infectious pathophysiologic mechanisms may be from direct vascular injury, vascular occlusion from septic emboli and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). This can develop into purpura fulminans, a rapidly progressive intravascular thrombotic disorder characterised by worsening haemorrhagic infarction of the skin, DIC, multiorgan dysfunction and death. …

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  • Contributors SNA, AK and MS prepared the manuscript. MS formatted the submitted images and performed the submission process to the journal.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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