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Infect Chemother. 2007 Aug;39(4):222-225. Korean. Case Report.
Shin HJ , Lee BY , Choe BK , Kim CS , Kim HS , Song KS , Kim HJ , Lee HJ .
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. cskim@dsmc.or.kr
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery3, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

Meningococcal sepsis-associated purpura fulminans is a rapidly progressing condition with high morbidity and mortality. There are several reports of amputation of extremities due to gangrenous change in this condition. However, in Korean literature, we found only one case report associated with amputation of one leg due to meningococcal infection. We report a case of meningococcal infection necessitating the amputation of both legs in a previously healthy seven-year-old girl with a review of literatures.

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