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Purpura fulminans

Purpura fulminans

Purpura fulminans is a rare hemorrhagic condition that typically occurs following an infectious illness like chicken pox, scarlet fever, strep throat, tonsillitis, meningococcemia or rubella.

Treatment

This is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization and may require surgical intervention by a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.