Purpura fulminans: MRSA sepsis compounded by diclofenac


  • Mahym Mansoor Department of Dermatology, KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Wajieha Saeed Department of Dermatology, KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Faria Altaf Department of Dermatology, SIMS/ Services Hospital, Lahore
  • Ijaz Hussain Department of Dermatology, KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Farwa Nasir Khan Department of Dermatology, THQ Safdarabad


Purpura fulminans, diclofenac, MRSA


Purpura fulminans is a rare, albeit a life-threatening emergency which has been reportedly triggered by infections, congenital disorders of protein C or S deficiencies, as well as drugs. Here we report a case of a previously healthy 17 year old male who developed purpura fulminans after fever, sore throat and then getting injection diclofenac. Blood cultures grew Staph. aureus. This case is the first to report two causative etiologies in a single patient.     Key words: purpura fulminans, MRSA, diclofenac.


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How to Cite

Mansoor M, Saeed W, Altaf F, Hussain I, Khan FN. Purpura fulminans: MRSA sepsis compounded by diclofenac. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2023Oct.12 [cited 2023Nov.28];33(4):1780-2. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2589



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