Which physical findings are characteristic of NPF in protein C deficiency?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Shamudheen Rafiyath, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Affected neonates present with diffuse ecchymoses that, like the lesions of WISN, progress to form necrotic bullae if appropriate therapy is not rapidly instituted. See image below.

A patient with neonatal purpura fulminans. A patient with neonatal purpura fulminans.

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