Livedo reticularis and purpura: Presenting features in fulminant pneumococcal septicemia in an asplenic patient

Paul A. Rusonis, Howard N. Robinson, Stanford I. Lamberg

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Abstract

We report a case of pneumococcal septicemia in an asplenic, otherwise healthy, 31-year-old patient. He presented with a viral prodrome and skin findings of purpura and livedo reticularis. Blood cultures identified Streptococcus pneumoniae. Rapid initiation of appropriate therapy resulted in resolution of the infection and clearing of all skin signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1120-1122
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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