Neonatal Purpura Fulminans Due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus


Address correspondence to Prashant Verma, M.D., Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and associated Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi 110095, India, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Neonatal purpura fulminans is rare and may be inherited or acquired. It may ultimately lead to multiorgan failure and death. Purpura fulminans in a premature neonate resulting from Staphylococcus aureus septicemia is illustrated. Unfortunately, the baby succumbed to septicemia.