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Gangrene of the limbs due to meningococcemia

A 4-month-old female infant with gangrene of the hands and lower extremities due to meningococcemia. (Courtesy of the Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; contributed by Dr. Douglas Lanska.)

Associated Disorders

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