The protective effect of brachial plexus palsy in purpura fulminans

Tina M.Schade Willis, Russell J. Hopp, Jose R. Romero, Paul D. Larsen

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Abstract

Acute infectious purpura fulminans is reported in a 16-month-old male with a history of posttraumatic asplenia and complete left brachial plexus palsy. This patient developed peripheral necrosis of both lower extremities and the right upper extremity, whereas the left upper extremity was completely spared from ischemia and tissue damage. Amputation of four digits on the right hand and debridement of both lower extremities were required. This patient demonstrated the protective effect of a traumatic sympathectomy, which suggests the requirement of an intact sympathetic reflex in the development of purpura fulminans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2001

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Purpura Fulminans
Brachial Plexus
Upper Extremity
Paralysis
Lower Extremity
Sympathectomy
Debridement
Amputation
Reflex
Necrosis
Ischemia
Hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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Willis, T. M. S., Hopp, R. J., Romero, J. R., & Larsen, P. D. (2001). The protective effect of brachial plexus palsy in purpura fulminans. Pediatric Neurology, 24(5), 379-381. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0887-8994(01)00255-7

The protective effect of brachial plexus palsy in purpura fulminans. / Willis, Tina M.Schade; Hopp, Russell J.; Romero, Jose R.; Larsen, Paul D.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 24, No. 5, 03.07.2001, p. 379-381.

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Willis, TMS, Hopp, RJ, Romero, JR & Larsen, PD 2001, 'The protective effect of brachial plexus palsy in purpura fulminans', Pediatric Neurology, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 379-381. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0887-8994(01)00255-7
Willis, Tina M.Schade ; Hopp, Russell J. ; Romero, Jose R. ; Larsen, Paul D. / The protective effect of brachial plexus palsy in purpura fulminans. In: Pediatric Neurology. 2001 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 379-381.
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