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Cutaneous "eruption" of meningococcemia (1)

View of the left hip, showing necrotic areas in the centers of some spots. (Source: Boivard D Jr. Meningococcal septicaemia with sterile cerebrospinal fluid. In: Thatcher JS, Woolsey G, editors. Medical and surgical report of the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York. Vol. 8. New York City and Jamaica, New York: Polydore Barnes Company Printers, 1908;8:355-71.)

Associated Disorders

  • asplenia
  • deficiency of a terminal complement component (C5-9)
  • deficiency of properdin