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Clinical case review

Purpuric rash: is it meningococcal disease?

HASANTHA GUNASEKERA

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Abstract

A young boy who was under observation for suspected early appendicitis one day ago has developed a purpuric rash on his buttocks and thighs. How do you assess his condition and decide on appropriate management?

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Case scenario

Ahmed is a 6-year-old boy, in good health, of normal height and weight who has been developing normally. On Friday, he developed abdominal pain. Early appendicitis was considered and he was sent to the local emergency department for review and observation.

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© DR P. MARAZZI/SPL
© DR P. MARAZZI/SPL