Lesiones meningocócicas en la espalda

La meningococcemia es una infección peligrosa que ocurre cuando la bacteria Neisseria meningitidis invade el torrente sanguíneo. Por lo general hay sangrado dentro de la piel (petequias y púrpura) y puede haber hasta muerte del tejido (necrosis o gangrena). Si el paciente sobrevive, las áreas sanan dejando cicatrices.Lesiones meningocócicas en la espalda

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Last reviewed 8/15/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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