purpura fulminans

noun
purpura ful·​mi·​nans | \ -ˈfu̇l-mə-ˌnanz, -ˈfəl- How to pronounce purpura fulminans (audio) \

Medical Definition of purpura fulminans

: purpura of an often severe progressive form especially of children that is characterized by widespread necrosis of the skin and that occurs chiefly in conjunction with acute infection (as by meningococci) especially as a manifestation of disseminated intravascular coagulation and that in neonates is typically associated with deficiency of protein C or protein S

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“Purpura fulminans.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/purpura%20fulminans. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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