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Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

A condition of HEMORRHAGE and NECROSIS of the ADRENAL GLAND. It is characterized by rapidly developing ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY; HYPOTENSION; and widespread cutaneous PURPURA.
Also Known As:
Meningococcal Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome; Waterhouse-Friederichsen Syndrome; Adrenalitides, Meningococcal Hemorrhagic; Adrenalitis, Meningococcal Hemorrhagic; Hemorrhagic Adrenalitides, Meningococcal; Hemorrhagic Adrenalitis, Meningococcal; Meningococcal Hemorrhagic Adrenalitides; Meningococcal Waterhouse Friderichsen Syndrome; Syndrome, Meningococcal Waterhouse-Friderichsen; Waterhouse Friderichsen Syndrome; Waterhouse Friederichsen Syndrome; Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome, Meningococcal; Fulminant Meningococcal Sepsis with Adrenal Apoplexy; Meningococcal Hemorrhagic Adrenalitis; Purpura Fulminans (Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome)
Networked: 42 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Purpura
2. Meningococcal Meningitis
3. Shock
4. Sepsis (Septicemia)
5. Meningococcal Infections

Experts

1. Tsokos, Michael: 2 articles (03/2003 - 12/2002)
2. Sadeh-Vered, Tal: 1 article (04/2014)
3. Kidron, Dvora: 1 article (04/2014)
4. Leibovitch, Leah: 1 article (04/2014)
5. Strauss, Tzipora: 1 article (04/2014)
6. Pode-Shakked, Ben: 1 article (04/2014)
7. Kuint, Jacob: 1 article (04/2014)
8. Hukkanen, Renee R: 1 article (10/2009)
9. Liggitt, H Denny: 1 article (10/2009)
10. Murnane, Robert D: 1 article (10/2009)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome:
1. CortisoneIBA
2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
3. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Penicillins (Penicillin)FDA Link
5. Heparin (Liquaemin)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Dacarbazine (DIC)FDA LinkGeneric
7. procalcitoninIBA
8. EnoximoneIBA
9. StreptokinaseFDA Link
10. SteroidsIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Splenectomy
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Chemoprevention
4. Rhinoplasty
5. Nephrectomy