162. Purpura Fulminans

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Michael Levin PhD, FRCPCH, FMedSci1,
  2. Brian Eley BSc, FC Paed (SA)2 and
  3. Saul N. Faust MA, MBBS, PhD, MRCPCH, FHEA3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch162

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Levin, M., Eley, B. and Faust, S. N. (2011) Purpura Fulminans, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch162

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Imperial College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • purpura fulminans, heterogeneous group of disorders - progressive purpuric lesions;
  • disorder, and laboratory evidence - consumptive coagulopathy;
  • purpura fulminans’ - introduction, by Henoch in 1887;
  • protein C pathway - in aetiology of disorder;
  • purpura fulminans classification - aetiology and pathogenesis;
  • intravascular thrombosis, in purpura fulminans - sluggish vascular circulation;
  • postinfectious purpura fulminans, following varicella - protein S level time course of change;
  • purpura fulminans - distinct disease processes;
  • postinfectious purpura fulminans;
  • purpura fulminans, and antiphospholipid syndrome - or systemic vasculitides

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